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Democratic Republic of Congo: Famine

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 115752, tabled on 27 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is providing additional funds to protect children from famine in the Kasaï region, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Answered on

4 December 2017

I visited the Kasai Central, in the DRC, in November 2017 to see for myself the impact of the conflict and resulting food insecurity. 294,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition. UK bilateral aid is already supporting 25,800 children with lifesaving assistance. We recently announced the new allocation of £175 million for humanitarian support over the next five years (2017-2022) for DRC. This will support a further 220,000 children nationally under the age of 5 with vital nutrition.