Matumaini, a self-made radio engineer in Muheto camp, North Kivu 

Copyright: WFP/Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar

Matumaini - DRC's Radio Talk Show Host With A Difference

As armed conflict continues to drive people from their homes in eastern DRC, one displaced man in the east of the country has used his ingenuity to cobble together a radio station from old bits and pieces. He is just one of some 126,000 people displaced by insecurity in North Kivu province to whom WFP is currently providing food assistance. 

 

 

 

 

Overview

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.

 

Highlight of the month


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