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Food In Times Of Turmoil In Eastern DRC

Food distribution at Don Bosco

Displaced people lining up for WFP at Don Bosco, a Catholic institution in North Kivu's provincial capital of Goma, where thousands of people have sought refuge from the fighting.

Living Conditions At Don Bosco

Many of those who found refuge at Don Bosco had already been displaced by previous unrest in eastern DRC.

Respite From Hunger

WFP food distribution at Mugunga 1 camp for displaced people in North Kivu, just days after rebels took over the provincial capital.

Once A Camp Of Thousands

Just 10 kilometres from Goma, Kanyaruchinya camp recently housed 35,000 displaced people.

...Now Deserted

But today, the only reminders of Kanayaruchinya's residents are the scraps of garbage scattered across the camp....

Getting The Job Done

WFP is providing rations of maize, pulses, salt and cooking oil to feed those uprooted by the violence.

Emergency Response

With donor support, WFP has been offering food assistance to nearly one million people in five eastern provinces of DRC.

Thousands of people have fled the newest wave of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where rebels captured the North Kivu capital of Goma in mid-November and headed toward South Kivu. Within days, WFP responded, offering food rations to more than 81,000 frightened and hungry people in the Goma area.