U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of the Congo Facing Acute Hunger

HeadlineApr 07, 2021

The U.N. is warning over 27 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — one-third of the population — are facing acute hunger driven by ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Food Programme says it needs at least $660 million to maintain its aid to the DRC, which has the highest number of people in urgent need of food assistance in the world.

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