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