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Sheila lives in the IDP camp near the hospital In Kaga Bandoro in central CAR. She prepares "gozo", a cassava-based dish. Sheila and her 3 children eat only one meal a day and her son, who is suffering from malaria, has been hospitalized for a week. Part of the hospital is set aside so that families waiting for their children to be treated by ICRC teams can cook. Since the September 2016 attack, the camp has not stopped growing in population and the city's airstrip is now closed because there are too many refugees. In this region, armed conflicts force families to gather in camps several thousand people strong and regular interventions by armed groups prevent communities from establishing a stable agro-economy and food and humanitarian needs are enormous.