UNICEF: 400,000 children on ‘verge’ of death in the DRC | News | Al Jazeera
The UN’s children’s agency calls for $88m of aid to address the ongoing crisis in Congo’s Kasai region.
Up to 400,000 children are at risk of starving to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo unless humanitarian aid efforts are ramped up, the UN’s children’s agency has warned.
Fighting between government forces and regional militia in the Congo’s central Kasai province has created a “perfect storm of poverty, deprivation and conflict for the most vulnerable children”, UNICEF said in a report on Friday.
It called for urgent action to stop the violence against children; ensure access to essential services for all minors; and provide support for sustained humanitarian assistance.