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Central African Republic: Food Assistance Fact Sheet – March 28, 2019

Since 2012, conflict has disrupted livelihoods and food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked nation of approximately 4.5 million people.
Humanitarian access to vulnerable populations is limited, as armed groups have taken de facto control of large parts of northwestern, central and southeastern CAR, despite the presence of UN peacekeeping troops.Situation Escalating violence since the beginning of 2017 has driven displacement across the country.As of December 2018, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was approximately 641,000, while nearly 591,000 Central African refugees resided in neighboring countries. One person in every four from CAR is internally displaced or a refugee; two of every five face severe acute food insecurity, according to the UN.
According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) (link is external), vulnerable, conflict-affected populations will continue to face Crisis (IPC 3) or worse levels of food insecurity across CAR through September 2019 due to displacement and inconsistent access and availability of humanitarian assistance.*In October 2018, an IPC analysis projected nearly 1.9 million people in CAR were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC 4) levels of acute food insecurity and in need of emergency food assistance.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (link is external) anticipates that more than 38,000 children in CAR younger than 5 years of age will experience severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2019.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a standardized tool that aims to classify the severity and magnitude of acute food insecurity. The IPC scale, which is comparable across countries, ranges from Minimal (IPC 1) to Famine (IPC 5).
RESPONSE With support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), the UN World Food Program (WFP) distributes food vouchers and in-kind food assistance sourced from U.S.
local and regional stocks to several hundred thousand food-insecure IDPs, vulnerable host community members and returnees affected by conflict and insecurity in CAR. Through FFP contributions, WFP also provides school meals for children from crisis-affected families.
In addition, FFP partner ACTED provides cash transfers for food to displaced and host community populations in southeastern CAR.FFP enables UNICEF to respond to SAM cases in CAR by providing ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat malnourished children, facilitating nutrition assessments and supporting trainings for caregivers and health workers.

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Intrepid Travel Has Launched Women-Only Trips To Some Of The Planet’s Most Exciting Destinations

Solo female travel is on the rise, with women making up a huge portion of travellers traversing the globe at this very minute.And Intrepid Travel is making it even more exciting to plan a holiday with its new line of Women’s Expeditions, meaning you can hike through Nepal as part of an all-female crew or get a new style at a women’s-only hair salon and stay in a local homestay in Iran.
The expeditions are run by women, for women, taking those who are keen for authentic adventures through Kenya, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, India, Turkey or Nepal, showcasing the traditions and routines of local women in each destination.Ever wanted to travel the world and experience everything from another woman’s perspective? The Women’s Expeditions take visitors deep into exciting and significant situations that are normally off-limits to regular tours, like swimming on a female-only beach in Turkey, celebrating the female-only Gangur Festival in India, visiting women-only villages in Kenya, or stepping inside the hidden world of an Iranian beauty salon.The Women’s Exhibitions are guided by female tour leaders who help to break the gender and cultural barriers of traditional tourism, and you’ll be invited into the lives of local women on tours that maintain respect for traditional and cultural values.Intrepid Travel is committed to equality, and their Women’s Expeditions are the latest step in a long line of inclusive actions.
The company has previously achieved a 50/50 gender split in the number of new leaders hired in India and is working to double its number of female tour leaders across the world by 2020.Inspired to kick it with the girls on your next adventure? Check out Intrepid Travel’s range of womens expeditions on their website.
Brought to you by Intrepid TravelReady to start planning your next adventure? Check out Intrepid Travel’s range of women’s only trips

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