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Nutrition
8 April 2010

In Katanga, a mining province in southeastern Congo, the global financial crisis left a deep swathe of unemployment, bringing more hunger and malnutrition. Now, families of jobless miners are re-learning forgotten farming skills and at the same time gaining insights into healthy eating.

Emergencies
12 March 2010

WFP has started airlifting urgent food assistance into a remote northern region of the Republic of Congo in order to reach tens of thousands of refugees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have crossed the border to escape conflict.

School Meals
29 October 2009

Khaliah Ali is not just in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to celebrate her famous father’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Kinshasa against George Foreman 35 years ago – she has also taken the time to make a detour to Katanga province, where she visited projects run by the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF.

Airdrops, Refugees and IDPs, Logistics
26 August 2009

Denys Saltanov is part of a small WFP team stationed in an area of northeastern Congo where the only reliable way to deliver emergency food aid is through airdrops. A key part of Denys' job is to collect the food when it lands and distribute it. He describes a typical day.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Food Prices, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
5 August 2009

ROME – During her tour of Africa, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited four countries – Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cape Verde -- where the World Food Programme is working to address urgent hunger needs and improve the lives of people struggling to meet their daily nutritional requirements.

Below is a brief summary of WFP’s activities in each of these four nations:

Emergencies
20 May 2009

WFP has started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach more than 130,000 displaced people and their host families who have been cut off by heavy seasonal rains.

Logistics
8 April 2009

Route Nationale 3 is a lifeline for thousands of people who depend on WFP for food. It’s also a kidney-bruising, stomach-churning morass of hills, holes, greasy mud and rickety bridges. Take a look


18 March 2009

Five months ago the son of a WFP food aid monitor was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Without any warning, on March 16, the boy hobbled onto the airstrip in Dungu where his father was working.

Emergencies
4 March 2009

The United Nations Secretary General, on a visit to a WFP-assisted camp for displaced people in eastern Congo, was encouraged by the news that – thanks to improved security in the region -- many families are returning to their homes.

Emergencies
27 February 2009

After months in a camp for displaced people, the Shamamba family is returning to the home that it was forced to abandon amid last autumn's upsurge in fighting. WFP food kept the family going in the camp and will help now that it's going home.