Geneva — A record 27.3-million people in Democratic Republic of the Congo, or about one-third of its population, are suffering from acute hunger, largely because of conflict and the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UN said on Tuesday.

The figure makes the DRC home to the most people needing urgent food assistance in the world, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a joint statement...

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