Kasai region

Children ‘are dying’ now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF

400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “are at risk of death” in the Kasais region from food shortages caused by conflict and displacement, according to a senior UN official who has just returned from the area, expressing shock at what he had witnessed.

7.7 million people in DRC face “acute hunger” UN warns

Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned this week.

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“Absolutely horrific” militia and government attacks in Kasais

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) released a report on Friday of “absolutely horrific” accounts of killings and human rights violations against villagers in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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