3 Million People Starving and Displaced in DRC

ICC Note

The crisis in DRC is continuing to grow. Caritas, a confederation of numerous Catholic relief organizations, has estimated that 3 million people are starving and have been displace in DRC over the past several years due to increased violence. One woman describes her losses in this terrible war.

02/15/2018 DRC (ChristianPost) As many as 3 million people are in urgent need of help in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including many Christians whose family members have been murdered, Catholic relief groups have said.

“This is a truly disastrous humanitarian emergency,” said Jean-Pierre Pokavu of Caritas Congo. “The needs are enormous.”

Caritas, a confederation of numerous Catholic relief organizations, said in a report this week that over 3 million people are starving because of the growing humanitarian crisis, including 400,000 children who are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

Christians and regular civilians have been caught up in a complex web of ethnic and political violence that has gripped the country for years, with the war between the government of President Joseph Kabila and opposition forces leaving entire villages burned down, and multiple planting seasons missed.

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