Author: Neti Gupta

Neti is a BORGEN Magazine writer.

BANGUI, Central African Republic — The recent armed conflict in the Central African Republic has contributed to poverty in the area, as well as malnutrition among adults and children. Over 1,000 children have been under treatment for severe acute malnutrition and, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, 40 percent of the country’s rural population is in need of urgent assistance. Subsistence farming is the primary livelihood for the majority of families in CAR, which allows farmers to feed themselves and sometimes yield a little extra to sell at the market. The conflict, occurring during harvest season, has disrupted…

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