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2 April 2019

Global Food Crises Report Focus on DRC (For the Media)

The Global Food Crises Report 2019 finds that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger last year. More than half of them were in countries affected by conflict or insecurity.
The report highlights Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as second only to Yemen in terms of the severity of its food crisis. Some 13 million Congolese people are acutely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves on a daily basis.

DRC’s humanitarian emergency is especially challenging, given its combination of widespread inter-ethnic conflict, large-scale internal displacement, a protracted Ebola epidemic, donor fatigue and huge gaps between funding levels and requirements.

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