Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hunger in Mbuji Mayi

Inhabitants of Mbuji Mayi are deserting their homes in search of food, according to this article in Congo Planete. The drop in the price of diamonds and the high cost of living in town are behind the exodus, forcing people to return to their home villages to reclaim their land. The article says that many of the children show signs of malnutrition and that some of the displaced are dying of hunger en route.

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