More Than 1 Million People Uprooted From Their Homes By Lingering Violence In Kasai, DRC
Lying on a well-worn mattress strapped onto a bicycle overloaded with household items, and pushed hastily by his older siblings, the little boy was fast asleep. He was exhausted from a punishing trek that families are forced to take to escape persistent tensions in several towns and villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) conflict-hit Kasai region.
More than 1 million people have been uprooted from their homes since a violent anti-Government revolt erupted last year in Kasai. The displacement, destruction and looting of homes, health centres and schools have worsened adversity in one of the country’s poorest regions: some 1 million people are now severely food insecure and about 400,000 children are at risk of malnutrition. . .