Children crowding round volunteer to collect rice porridge
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Central Africa Republic displaced number 'doubles'

4 January 2014 Last updated at 03:00 GMT

The number of internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled to 935,000 since December, the UN says.

Around 500,000 have fled their homes in the capital Bangui alone - almost half the city's population. Some 60% of those displaced are children.

Charity workers in the city say the situation has deteriorated over the past few days.

Ian Booth reports.

Related Topics