Armed conflict in Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the resumption of the war in 2016 forced farmers to flee en masse, leaving their fields fallow, with dramatic consequences for 90% of the rural population.

Today, more than 13 million Congolese suffer from hunger, or more than one in seven people, notably children. It is the second worst food crisis after Yemen. While World Food Programme provided emergency food aid that has helped five million people, the country faces a health emergency: two epidemics of Ebola have affected about 1,800 victims, weakening an already suffering population.

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