Stuff I read - For Congo children, food today means none tomorrow
Stark reminder of the reality faced by the Congolese population, children in particular, by Adam Nossiter in today's Times.
In the wake of recent elections, hunger continues to affect countless families in the DRC. So much that "délestage" a term used to evoke frequent power cuts, is now applied to food rationing.
A Kinshasa mother tells Nossiter: "Délestage. That means: 'Today we eat. Tomorrow we don't.'"
The ICRC's economic security program in the DRC provides thousands of Congolese households affected by armed conflict and violence with seeds, tools, cash-for work and food.
Nossiter reminds us that much remains to be done for Congolese children not to go to bed hungry at night.