The Central African Republic has suffered from internal conflict for over a year. The mass population displacement has ruined food production in the already impoverished country. WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, is extremely low on resources as it tries to help.
Ertharin Cousin, WFP's director, says, "“The entire population, not only the displaced, is affected and live in a precarious food situation. The people of CAR particularly women and children need us now. We must act before the rains exacerbate the tragic situation. We must not wait until pictures of skeletal, severely underweight, children document our failure and neglect.”
Visit the "C.A.R Can't Wait" web site for more information.