Paula Dear reports from Central African Republic, where our team faces chaos and hunger

Our emergency response team in Central African Republic finds chaos and hunger

Journalist Paula Dear, who recently visited our programmes, reports on the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

By Action Against Hunger News

Jul 5 2016

By Paula Dear, Thomson Reuters Foundation: “I am here with my wife and three children, living in my uncle’s house. On Saturday we heard fighting. We decided to leave and went to the bush. We were walking for several days before we found someone with a motorbike who brought my family here,” he said. “Everyone in the village left at the same time, it was chaotic. We managed to take some clothes. We’ve just arrived so we don’t know yet how we’ll support ourselves. We want to go home but it depends on the situation.”

Further south, in Kosse, a village elder says they are scared the violence will come to their homes. “We are surviving by eating mangoes because we’re afraid to go to the fields and grow manioc. But it’s now almost the end of the mango season and we don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Read the full article from The Guardian here

A child is measured to check for levels of malnutrition, which is rife among the under-fives in Central African Republic. Photo: Samuel Hauenstein Swan for Action Against Hunger

Later this summer we will publish a series of stories from Central African Republic, so make sure to check in. To find out more about our work in Central African Republic, click here.

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Photo: Samuel Hauenstein Swan for Action Against Hunger