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  • 30/10/2017 — Congo, Democratic Republic of the SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Warns That Urgent Funding is Needed to Avert Humanitarian Catastrophe in the Kasai Region of D.R. Congo (For the Media)

    With 3.2 million people severely hungry in the conflict-ravaged Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), WFP is ramping up emergency assistance to avert a humanitarian catastrophe. We plan to reach almost half a million people by end-December and accelerate the surge at the start of 2018. In the worst-off communities, nine out of ten people are hungry – one in two severely so. Acute malnutrition is well above the 10% emergency threshold. Many people eat little more than a meal a day, poor in protein, vitamins and minerals (typically just cassava root and leaves).

  • 31/08/2017 — Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    Thousands Displaced by Conflict in Kasai Region of D.R.C.

    Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assist 250,000 vulnerable persons in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces from September to December 2017.

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