People displaced by inter-communal violence in the country rest near planes in a camp for displaced persons at Bangui M'Poko International Airport February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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The UN food agency on Wednesday was set to launch an airlift of emergency food supplies to the Central African Republic, though it admits it will not be enough to meet the desperate need in the crisis-hit nation.According to the United Nations, 1.3 million people, nearly a quarter of the population of the CAR, need immediate food aid, particularly in the camps of displaced people numbering more than 800,000 who have sought refuge there from the sectarian violence that has erupted in the country.
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