Nearly 8 million people in the DRC struggle to find food amidst warring factions, which is why LDS Charities has made a donation to help those in need. “This donation by the LDS Church will save many people’s lives and will provide them with hope for a better future,” said Claude Jibidar, the World Food Program’s country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church’s Welfare Department, donated $1 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in its ongoing support to help feed people who are hungry across the globe.
“The outstanding work of WFP has enabled us to send critical aid to some of the most challenging places in the world — places we may never have reached without their efforts," said Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The funds will provide much needed nutritious food staples such as cereals, salt and cooking oil for the most vulnerable people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Thanks to the continued generosity from members and friends of the Church,” said Bishop Caussé, “we have been able to channel humanitarian aid to thousands of people impacted by the conflict in the Kasai Region of DR Congo.”