Category: Humanitarian Crisis

UN warns of ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe’ in DR Congo’s strife-torn Kasai region

Hundreds of families have fled recently into Kananga, the capital of DRC’s Kasai Central Province. The greater Kasai region has been hit by a conflict that erupted in August 2016. Photo: OCHA/Otto Bakano

Some 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves and in urgent need of assistance, the head of the United Nations food relief agency warned Monday. “As many as 250,000 children could starve in Kasai in the next few months unless enough […]