DR Congo, a challenging first six months

The first six months of 2018 have been difficult for millions of Congolese, whose lives have been affected by violence, diseases and uncertainty over where their next meal will come from.

Across all the eastern provinces—from Ituri to Tanganyika—and across the Kasai region, diseases have taken a toll on families. Malnutrition continues to severely affect children under age five, and thousands of families have lost access to their farmland. Humanitarian organizations also suffered the consequences of insecurity: in February, two Congolese aid workers were killed in North Kivu in the line of duty.

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