DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds could push Kasais to brink of catastrophe, UN agency warns

by United Nations

Internally displaced Congolese families from Kasai Province wait in line for food in the grounds of a former clinic in the town of Idiofa, Kwilu Province after fleeing violence near their villages. [Photo: UNHCR/John Wesseles]

An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned Thursday.