TOPSHOT - A child walks inside the hall of the derelict Bamboo Palace of former president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire), Mobutu Sese Seko, on December 3, 2017 in Gbadolite. AFP / JOHN WESSELS
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The United Nations Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely malnourished and could die within months without emergency intervention.The children are the neediest of more than three-quarters of a million who are badly malnourished, even though the security situation in some parts has stabilized and displaced people are starting to return home.UNICEF, which has been intervening in the Kasai crisis since January, also said the region's health infrastructure had been devastated.In October, the U.N.'s refugee agency reported that 3.9 million people had been displaced by fighting in the DRC.
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