3 September 2010
Civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to an outbreak of sexual violence, with over 17,500 women raped last year. By drawing women to health centres and providing nourishment for them and their children, food aid has proved to be a key part of the healing process.
27 July 2010
After 18 months in camps, many of the families displaced by conflict in Eastern Congo are keen to go home and restart their lives. WFP Executive Director Josette recently visited Katsiru in North Kivu and found that, while some are held back by fears over security, others are taking the risk. In either case, WFP is helping.
24 July 2010
During the second leg of her four-nation trip to Africa, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeeran visited North Kivu in the east of Democratric Republic of Congo, highlighting the need for support and security to allow displaced Congolese to rebuild their lives.
4 May 2010
A teacher and mother of three, Mrs Kambere Sirivahani knows first-hand the effect WFP school meals can have on a schoolroom. She's seen her own swell with lively students who now have the strength to concentrate on school work. Back at home, families like hers finally have a chance to get ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
- UN says widespread food aid cutbacks loom in Congo, affecting hundreds of thousands Source: Fox News
- In Uganda, UN and partners assist new refugees fleeing DR Congo fighting Source: UN News Centre
- Bridging the gap between relief and development in DRC Source: IRIN Africa
- Troops Mass in Fought-Over City, Raising Fear of New Violence in Congo Source: The New York Times
- WFP Provides Emergency Rations to Congo Refugees After Violence Source: Bloomberg Businessweek