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Scale of acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “staggering” FAO-WFP warn
 - 06/04/2021 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people - a record high - suffering from acute hunger, two United ...read more

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Launch of a cattle vaccination campaign against symptomatic anthrax
 - 20/02/2019 - FAO, in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, has launched a cattle vaccination campaign in the provinces of Kwilu and Kwango in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...read more
In 2019 FAO aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet
 - 11/02/2019 - As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some ...read more
Investing in healthy and diversified diets to address malnutrition
 - 14/12/2018 - Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, ...read more
Support the resumption of agricultural production in the Kasai region through seed fairs
 - 11/12/2018 - Ngalula Kalombo, a widow and mother of three, returns from the Beya-Bwanga seed fair with a basket of maize and cowpea seeds. Soon, she will be able to cook porridges ...read more
Youth employment to improve eating habits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 09/11/2018 - Like many young people in Sankuru province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Tshisapa was struggling to find a decent job. Difficult access to markets, poor state of ...read more
Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more
WFP-FAO launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo
 - 19/04/2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict ...read more
Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/04/2018 - Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to Congolese refugees in northern Angola
 - 20/02/2018 - Thanks to the contribution of USD 100 000 from the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium to FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation ‒ Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity window, ...read more
Saving lives through rapid food production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/02/2018 - With 4.1 million people displaced, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faced Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis – more than 75 percent are women and children. Violence and intercommunal ...read more
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