The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the most neglected country in the world, according to a new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Revealing its annual index, the aid agency said Thursday that two million people had migrated to the DRC last year. And with 27 million people, including more than three million children who do not know where their next food comes from, there are more people in the world who are malnourished.
“The DRC is one of the biggest problems of the 21st century,” said NRC Secretary-General Jan Egeland. “Increasingly dangerous combinations, increased hunger and total neglect have created a major problem for them to respond. But instead, millions of families on the brink of extinction seem to be forgotten by outsiders and helpless.”
African countries have dominated the list of the most neglected decades in the world, with the DRC standing on the list, followed by Cameroon, Burundi, Venezuela, Honduras, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and Mali.
The NRC said the COVID-19 epidemic had also exacerbated the situation for vulnerable people, leaving millions of previously disadvantaged people to survive in the aftermath of neglect. The small amount of money he was missing, needs to grow, and the global currency is drying up.