The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai.
David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation.
He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered.
Violence flared in August 2016 after the death of a local leader during clashes with security forces.
It has forced 1.5 million million people from their homes, most of them children.