Republic of Congo - Significant increase of food insecurity in Brazzaville (DG ECHO, WFP) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 July 2020)

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  • Around 700,000 people – more than one third (35,3%) of the inhabitants of Brazzaville – are estimated to be food insecure as a consequence of the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent study by the World Food Programme (WFP). This is 4 times more than the precedent study conducted in 2015.
  • Less than half of the children (48.2%) aged between 6 and 23 months have a minimal food diet. 78% of the households in the capital of the Republic of Congo declared that their incomes dropped in the last 3 months. Street vendors, daily workers and those dependent on the informal economy have been particularly affected.
  • The peripheral areas of Madibou, Djiri and Mfilou are amongst the most affected neighbourhoods in Brazzaville. In Madibou alone, more than 50% of households are food insecure.