Target: World Food Programme
Goal: Provide adequate aid to Central African Republic citizens facing food shortages
Due to unrest and anti-muslim attacks by Christian militia groups, many people have been forced to flee the Central African Republic. Muslim shopkeepers have fled their shops, leaving them to be ransacked and destroyed, and the result has been terrible food shortages and sky-high prices on everyday items like flour and sugar. Send the food and supplementary aid these unfortunate victims need in order to survive.
According to a recent statement by international poverty reduction organization Oxfam, there are nearly 1.3 million people in the Central African Republic who are in desperate need of food. Prices have gone up on what ever is left and people are in dire need of food and supplies. As a result of the continuing violence in the streets all roads into the capital have been cut off, making it difficult to deliver outside supplies into the city.
The road closures have threatened operations of numerous humanitarian organizations, including the World Food Programme, which aims to deliver food and water to malnourished children and adults. Petition the World Food Programme to persevere in the face of these difficulties. Provide these starving people, who are living amid the violence and fear, with the food and water they desperately need.
Dear World Food Programme,
It has come to my attention that unfortunately, the conditions in the Central African Republic only seem to be getting worse. Many muslims have already fled and shopkeepers have abandoned their businesses in fear of being lynched and killed. After many of the shops were looted, there wasn’t much left to sustain the 1.3 million people who are starving and in desperate need of food and water.
Due to the shortage, prices on everyday items like flour and sugar and even cassava, the local staple, has dramatically increased. The country’s rapid decline in their economy has ensured that many Central African Republic citizens will not be able to continue to afford to buy any of what ever is left.
I understand that the roads into the city have only recently been able to reopen, and that there are already plans to deliver food into the city, but I strongly believe that there could be more efforts toward this food shortage crisis. The starving people in the Central African Republic need assurance that the food they are receiving during this period of violence and devastation, will be enough to sustain them until the violence ends.
[Your Name Here]
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