Hunger at 'Staggering Levels' in DR Congo - UN

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme, 27,3 million people face "acute" food insecurity - some seven million of whom are suffering "emergency" levels of acute hunger. It says the country is home to the highest number of people in the world, who are in urgent need of food assistance, according to the latest integrated phase classification analysis. The UN agencies said conflict remains a key cause of hunger, particularly in the central Kasais, along with the eastern provinces of Ituri, North and South Kivu and Tanganyika.


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