Millions in DR Congo Risk Going Hungry as Funding Dries Up - UN

The ongoing political instability and armed conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have devastated food production and distribution systems. Displacement of people, destruction of infrastructure, and disruption of agricultural activities have led to widespread food shortages and increased vulnerability to hunger, with 1.5 million people in emergency levels of food insecurity Peter Musoko, Country Director for the World Food Programe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said in a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Today, DRC is the largest food crisis in the world, with 25.8 million people who are food insecure. Some 6.7 million food-insecure people reside in Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu - equaling 44% of the province's population. Some 6.3 million people are internally displaced in the country. Of this, approximately 6 million are within the three eastern provinces he said.


Refugees in Ituri (file photo).

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