At least 400,000 severely malnourished children at risk of dying in DR Congo’s volatile Kasai region

At least 400,000 severely malnourished children at risk of dying in DR Congo’s volatile Kasai region

Emergencies Nutrition 12 December 2017 No Comments on At least 400,000 severely malnourished children at risk of dying in DR Congo’s volatile Kasai region

At least 400,000 children under five in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and could die in 2018 if they are not urgently reached with lifesaving health and nutrition interventions, UNICEF warned today. The dire situation has largely been caused by violence, mass displacement and reduced agricultural production over the past 18 months