Since the beginning of the year, over 14,000 protection incidents have been recorded, a seven-fold increase in comparison to 2013. At least $24 million is needed to cover the priority humanitarian needs.
Antananarivo, the capital and largest city, has recorded two cases and one death. There is now a risk of a rapid spread of the disease due to the city’s high population density and its weak healthcare system.
Early in 2014, an estimated 150,000 people fled violence in CAR to Chad. A quarter of the population - 2.6 million people - are living in food insecurity and over 63,000 children are malnourished.
As floods and droughts become more severe and frequent, there is a need to find approaches that can reduce the sensitivity of farmers and pastoralists to increasing rainfall variability.