Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief: DR Congo, February 2010

Key Messages

- High rice prices persist, compounded by the depreciation of the currency, lack of market integration and high transport costs.

- Conflicts continue to displace people and seriously affect food security.

- There is a general consensus among the agencies about the alarming problem of hunger.

- Political instability and fighting has hampered government actions to assist the population; some programmes are undertaken by donors and international agencies.