12 December 2017
30 November 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
8 November 2017
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.
7 November 2017
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.
31 October 2017
I started making porridge with local foods with my second child. At first, I gave Cerelac. I paid a box 4000 francs (about 2.5US $) which lasted me 1 week. Now, with only 3000 francs, I can prepare porridge for 2 to 3 weeks!
30 October 2017
TESTIMONY – We are at Nsele, in the city province of Kinshasa. The health center Mobikisi ensures the nutritional rehabilitation of malnourished children. The personnel, mostly women, has been trained in nutritional management techniques.
23 October 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Launch of the Common Narrative for combating malnutrition, undertook a commitment and a high-level multi-sectoral coordination in support of combating chronic malnutrition in the DRC.
4 October 2017
PHOTO REPORT – Francine learns, with other women, to prepare the 4* porridge in order to fight the malnutrition of her twins. Find out the recipe !
28 September 2017
TESTIMONY – Swollen feet, frizzy hair, loss of appetite and apathy, but now active and lively looking; Julie, a 3 year old girl from Kalemie in Tanganyika province, is a survivor of malnutrition.
5 September 2017
YOUNG REPORTER – Breast milk is the only and best food an infant needs during his/her first six months. After this, it is recommended to continue breastfeeding up to the age of 2.
TESTIMONY – Baby Yedidia is six and a half months old yet it is only from today that he will have, for the first time, any food other than mother’s milk.