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Guinea pig meat improves food security in war-torn Congo

"Action Against Hunger International (ACF) workers distribute guinea pigs to community members as part of a food security program in Karete, Congo, Feb. 19, 2013. Over 500 guinea pigs were distributed to the locals by the non-profit organization that focuses their programs and activities in the field mainly on nutrition and prevention of malnutrition." Note: page includes high-res photos.

A Spirit of Sharing, Alive and Well in D.R. Congo

A brief note from a place called Popokapaka, a town only 120 miles east of Kinshasa but a 12 hour drive away. The road to this town of some 16,000 people alternates between wavy ruts of deep sand or red clay, frequent water obstacles and twists and turns through impossibly small passages, some a mile long.

Nico: The Story of One Child’s Survival in D.R. Congo

Nico, a young boy from a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was too weak to walk and drifted in and out of consciousness when his mother Mboyito Masola rushed him to the nearest hospital to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.

After six weeks of treatment, Nico was still unable to move and Mboyito feared the worst, “I told the doctor to be honest with me if he thought Nico would die,” she said.

Crisis Mounts in DRC: 200,000 Displaced in Past 10 Days

Imagine fleeing violence in your home city and settling in a camp for displaced citizens. If that fate isn’t difficult enough, imagine the area around the camp then being seized by members of a rebel group, forcing you back, homeless, to your city of origin where there is no power and virtually no access to water. This scenario isn’t a bad dream. It’s the reality being faced by residents who originally hail from Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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