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.