it is a land rich in natural resources, but its people are among the poorest in the world.
about 64% — is considered extremely poor and lives on less than $1.90 a day, according to World Bank estimates.
About 13 million people lack adequate food, including more than 1.3 million children under 5 affected by severe acute malnutrition.
Ebola briefly broke out in May 2018 in northwestern DRC
conflict has claimed as many as 6 million lives.
Patrice Lumumba becomes the first legally elected prime minister; less than a year later, he is assassinated.
1996 to 1997 — First Congo war
1997 to 2003 — Civil war
2016 to 2019 — Challenges to peace and health
In addition to food, shelter, and psychosocial support, children need opportunities for play and learning. In Kasai-Central province, 400 schools have been attacked and at least 260 were destroyed, depriving some 150,000 primary-school-age children of access to education.
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