PHOTO STORY – In Kasai, more than one in ten children may die from the consequences of malnutrition. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children.
NUTRITION – Two weeks ago, Sifa was rushed to the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, North Kivu province. The 12-year-old girl was suffering from severe acute malnutrition with complications.
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Cette contribution a pour objectif de contribuer à réduire la prévalence de la malnutrition chronique chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans ainsi que de subvenir aux besoins nutritionnels de 12.000 femmes enceintes et allaitantes et 12.000 enfants de 6-23 mois.
BLOG – “Today I take my three children to see the nurse at the health center every month even when they are not sick. I know their weight and they are all healthy thanks to the advice I receive at every meeting.”
NUTRITION – In Bunyakiri, the community was benefitting for more than a decade from emergency interventions, leading to a kind of dependence.
PRESS RELEASE – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – FAO, UNICEF and WFP – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
PHOTO – With a screening booklet and reference chips in hand, Yvonne, 30 years, never goes unnoticed in her village.
At least 400,000 severely malnourished children at risk of dying in DR Congo’s volatile Kasai region12 December 2017
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
TESTIMONY– After fleeing the violence between armed forces and the militia in the Province of Kasai, Niclette and her two children found themselves in an extremely vulnerable situation.
TESTIMONY – Malnutrition contributes to about half the instances of mortality in children under the age of five in the DRC. This report comes from Kenge in the west of the country, where malnutrition is little known by the population.