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As hunger has become a “mega-crisis” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the LDS Church is giving $1 million to the World Food Programme to provide food staples.

“Thanks to the continued generosity from members and friends of the church, we have been able to channel humanitarian aid to thousands of people impacted by the conflict in the Kasai Region of DR Congo,” Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in a news release issued Wednesday.

The money will pay for important staples like cereals, salt and cooking oil.

The United Nations warned earlier this month that 2 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition in DR Congo, according to PM News Nigeria.

LDS Charities partners with the World Food Programme in 11 countries.

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