Caustasie Kisoke Mukala, 61, and her grandchildren Gloria and Emmanuel, outside their home in Manono. Caustasie Kisoke Mukala, 61, and her grandchildren Gloria and Emmanuel, outside their home in Manono.

Help families in DRC to survive the world’s biggest hunger crisis

Giving €48

can provide four weeks of of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

Giving €72

can provide six weeks of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

Giving €138

can provide six weeks of therapeutic food for a malnourished child and a cash transfer for their family

Giving €9 monthly

can provide a severely malnourished child with five days of emergency therapeutic food every month

Giving €21 monthly

can ensure a family receives a cash transfer each month to buy two weeks of essential food

Giving €36 monthly

can pay for three week’s supply of emergency food every month for a severely malnourished child

amount.recurring_donation field icon

If you donate €250 or more in any one year, Concern can claim an additional 45% in tax back

In Democratic Republic of Congo, a perfect storm of conflict, displacement, food shortages and epidemics have created the biggest hunger crisis the world has ever seen. A massive 27.3 million people do not have enough food to eat. 

One third of the population do not have enough food, but it's children who are the most vulnerable. Some 3.4 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition. A donation from you today will help provide the vital emergency therapeutic food that a child needs to survive.

A Concern Worldwide vehicle drives through Manono Territory to deliver essential aid.
A Concern Worldwide vehicle drives through Manono Territory to deliver essential aid. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Concern Worldwide
A young mother brings her baby to receive treatment for malnutrition in a health centre in DRC.
3.4 million children in DRC are suffering from acute malnutrition. Photo: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Concern Worldwide
I want to donate
amount field icon

An overwhelming crisis

The scale of the crisis is overwhelming as families are hit on all sides as the very conditions that are creating food insecurity are also making recovery impossible. Over 5 million people are displaced from their homes – this is one of the leading causes of food insecurity.

Caustasie’s story

Caustasie is one of the many millions of people whose life has been turned upside down by conflict, displacement and disease. A series of devastating events have led to huge personal loss for Caustasie. She is now sole carer to her two grandchildren. Recently, it has been a struggle to provide for them as the food crisis in DRC has escalated. Emmanuel, her youngest grandchild, became severely malnourished.

Acts of kindness

Caustasie and her grandchildren have survived thanks to her hard work, her courage and her refusal to ever give up. And when obstacles have seemed insurmountable, the kindness of strangers has helped to carry them through. From the warm welcome given to Caustasie by a host community with little to spare, to the generosity of Concern supporters helping to stock health centres with vital supplies, these acts of kindness have been truly lifesaving.  

As Christmas approaches, your compassion can help to save more lives.

Lifesaving therapeutic food

With over 3 million children suffering from malnutrition, the sheer scale of this crisis is frightening. But we can make a difference. Our sachets of therapeutic food contain a high energy peanut paste which is packed full of vital nutrients and calories. Three of these sachets a day, for six to eight weeks, will help save the life of a severely malnourished child. Your donation today will help us to save more children like Emmanuel.

I want to donate
amount field icon
 Caustasie Kisoke Mukala, 61, and her grandchildren Gloria and Emmanuel, outside their home in Manono.

Help families in DRC to survive the world's biggest hunger crisis

  • One in every three people in DRC do not have enough food to eat

  • Over 3 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition

  • You can help by providing life-saving therapeutic food

Donate now
Share your concern
Share