UNICEF estimates that 260,000 children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need lifesaving treatment. Thousands of children from Kasai who have fled with their families to the neighboring Provinces of Kwilu and Kwango are also suffering from malnutrition.
As a result of violence and insecurity between 2016 and 2018, Kasai faced large scale population displacements, child rights abuses and high levels of malnutrition among children. Even though pockets of insecurity remain today, thousands of families who had fled into the bush have now returned to their communities.
Photography for Unicef.