Congo has a population of 100million people and it’s Africa’s second largest country and one of the least developed. The DRC ranks very high on the scale for those who go hungry.
Over 27.3 million Congolese , one in three people are now critically hungry. FAO and WFP call for urgent intervention to scale up support in crisis areas.
Major factors contributing to the hunger crisis include a slump in the country’s economy as well as the social economic impact of Covid-19.
The most affected populations are mainly households headed up by women, refugees, returnees, host families , the displaced and those affected by natural disasters.
Added to that are the poorest population with low purchasing power and limited access to food markets.
Violence also is a leading factor in food insecurity. This makes it difficult for farmers to find enough security within their work to feel safe enough to go out to the fields. This increasing food shortage.
Organizations such as the WFP and Action Against Hunger provide food to these people who suffer of hunger.