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Recycling To Fight Hunger And Help The Environment In DR Congo

Date Published: 
04/25/2012
Summary: 

In North Kivu, the World Food Programme feeds the hungry but also contributes to the protection of the environment and creates jobs through a recycling project. (..) The initiative was launched in August 2008 by the Congolese Wildlife Authority (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature) to create job opportunities and to protect the nearby Virunga National Park. (..) “WFP's support for this project is an outstanding example of how recycling works to halt deforestation and improve livelihoods around the park,” says programme manager Balemba Balagizi.