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400,000 children in DR Congo could die from hunger

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Health Desk: Dec 13, 2017— More than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely malnourished and could die within months without emergency intervention, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

The crisis -- the latest to hit the poverty-stricken, strife-torn central African country -- is unfolding in the vast region of Kasai, the UN's children fund Unicef said.

An 18-month-long combination of violence, mass displacement and slumping agricultural output are having a devastating impact on the very young, it said.

The children are the neediest of more than three-quarters of a million who are badly malnourished.

Courtesy: Afp