Irene Ngoyi, 29, waters her community’s vegetable garden in the town of Pension, Manono Territory. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern WorldwideIrene Ngoyi, 29, waters her community’s vegetable garden in the town of Pension, Manono Territory. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern Worldwide

Help families in the Democratic Republic of Congo prosper

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Giving £12

could provide a 13-day supply of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

Giving £35

could help people in DRC access training to start a small farming business so they can provide for their family

Giving £120

could provide a family with emergency food and a home garden kit, to start growing their own produce

 

 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 27 million people do not have enough to eat. It is the world’s biggest hunger crisis.

Despite being rich in natural resources, decades of violent conflict have left the DRC as one of the poorest countries in the world. On top of this instability, which has caused millions to flee their homes and lose their livelihoods, the impact Covid-19 has increased food prices - causing one in three people in the country to go hungry.

There are now more people facing a severe hunger crisis in the DRC than has ever been recorded in any country. Many of them are young children. Our teams are working to get emergency food to children facing hunger, and provide training and support to families to help them rebuild their livelihoods.

Will you help us reach people in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the support they need to survive this crisis?

Treatment consists of ‘plumpy nut’ emergency food, intended to promote rapid weight gain and keeping the health of malnourished children from degenerating further.
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Annie feeds her 10-month-old baby, Mamadon, a sachet of therapeutic food to help him recover from malnutrition at Kiambi health centre, Manono Territory. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern Worldwide
Annie feeds her 10-month-old baby, Mamadon, a sachet of therapeutic food to help him recover from malnutrition at Kiambi health centre, Manono Territory. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern Worldwide
Little Mamadon weighed just six kilos when he was admitted to the Concern-supported Kiambi health centre, where he received urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern Worldwide
Little Mamadon weighed just six kilos when he was admitted to the Concern-supported Kiambi health centre, where he received urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Concern Worldwide

In 2016, Annie and her family fled their home because of fighting and have since struggled to feed their young children. When they are able to find work, the family travels five kilometres to buy food. But sometimes, they have nothing at all to eat.

When Annie’s son, 10-month-old Mamadon, became malnourished, he needed urgent treatment. Thankfully, Annie was able to take him to the Concern-supported Kiambi health centre, where he was given emergency food to help him recover. With the care and support offered by the health centre team, Annie is confident that Mamadon can return to good health.

I am satisfied. With these treatments, he will get better and be like all the other children… after his recovery he will be healthy and will be able to go to school.

Annie

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The central market of the town of Manono, Tanganyika Province.

Help tackle poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 72% of people in DRC are living in extreme poverty

  • In 2020, we offered training and/or cash grants to help 15,000 people rebuild their livelihoods

  • Giving £12 could pay for a 13-day supply of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

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