Child Hunger in Africa - Copyright Sipa Press / REX

Central African Republic in "food crisis"

Tue 13 May 2014
By Jan Kolasinski

More than half the population in the Central African Republic risks going hungry as a result of instability and violence across the country.

Catholic and Muslim aid agencies are working in partnership in the state, where 54% are affected by the crisis and 35% are in urgent need of food.

The warning comes after a joint mission by CAFOD, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid and the Muslim Charities Forum to assess the scale of the humanitarian crisis.

CAFOD's Emergency Co-ordinator, Catherine Mahoney has just returned from the C A R and told Premier religious strife has torn the country apart leaving both Christians and Muslims struggling:

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