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400K Children Severely Malnourished In DRC’s Kasai Region, UNICEF Warns, Appeals For $88M

Al Jazeera: UNICEF: 400,000 children on ‘verge’ of death in the DRC
“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 U.N.’s children’s agency has warned…” (5/11).

Al Jazeera: What can be done to save children in DRC from starvation?
“…The agency wants $88m to fund its programs there. In December, the U.N. declared the crisis at the highest level — the same as Yemen, Syria, and Iraq…” (Dobbie, 5/12).

U.N. News: Children ‘are dying’ now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF
“…Some 3.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Kasais, including 2.3 million children. At least half of all children under-five years of age in the region — that’s 770,000 — are suffering from acute malnutrition, including 400,000 who are severely malnourished, according to a UNICEF report published [last] week…” (5/11).

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