Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children

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a child with malnutrition awaits treatment in the province of Kasai Orientale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: UNICEF/UNO64921

Conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put an additional 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the UN warned on Wednesday.

According to UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, more than a third of health centres in Central Kasai province have closed amid an escalation in violence between government troops and opposition militia that erupted last August.

The priority is now to reach these children urgently and overcome major access problems, UNICEF's Patrick Rose explained to Daniel Johnson.

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