According to the World Food Program, thousands of people are desperate for basic food and nutrition in Congo's Kasai province. The region is in the grip of conflict since fighting broke out between militias and the government.
The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 73. The fact that it broke out in the middle of a conflict area has made responding to it more difficult.
The UN accused DR Congo security forces of committing horrific acts of violence against civilians in the war-torn Kasai region. The country's human rights minister questioned the findings in an interview with DW.
Refugees in East Africa are protesting against cuts in food rations brought about by a funding gap. The food shortage has forced some to attempt to leave the camps and find an additional source of income.
DR Congo has shunned a donors' conference in Geneva aimed at raising billions in aid, saying the country is being given a 'bad image' by the UN. Some 5 million people in the country have been displaced by conflict.
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