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Congo Conflict: aid workers warns of mass starvation

Aid workers have warned of mass starvation because of conflict in the democratic Republic Of Congo. They say three million people in the Kasai Region don't have enough to eat - including 400,000 children.
Fighting between the army and rebels has meant farmers have been unable to plant crops for several years.
Aid workers in the DRC are appealing for $1.7bn to help 10.5 million people in distress in 2018. It is the largest funding appeal in the history of the country.
Reports talk of a complex humanitarian situation brought about by decades of conflict, compounded by new rebellions and political tensions after the country's electoral commission failed to organize a presidential poll for two years after the term of President Joseph Kabila ended in 2016.
Last year was difficult for millions of Congolese - they dealt with violence, disease, malnutrition and other losses to their already meager livelihoods.

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