With nearly 70 million inhabitants, the Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's second largest country. Due to its rich, fertile soil, agriculture is the primary rural economic activity. However, the nation has a food production deficit estimated at 30-40 percent. Seventy percent of the population lives below the poverty line and lacks access to adequate food.


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While the humanitarian situation in eastern DRC remains deeply worrying, there are some bright spots - like the Don Bosco Centre, a Catholic-run institution in Goma...where this boy seems to be enjoying his WFP-provided school meal. Copyright: WFP/Elizabeth Bryant

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries2,207,800
Beneficiary needs (mt)99,718
Beneficiary needs ($US)220,884,584