EFE

By Paul Moraga

Msunguti (DRC)

In Kalehe, a region of fertile hills dotted with villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the gunfire was finally silenced last year after more than two decades of war. But while the bullets have stopped flying, malnutrition and malaria have taken over as the main threat to the local population.

Fighting between armed groups has devastated the town by the same name, leaving just a handful hospitals and no roads. The only way to reach villages there is over steep and uneven dirt tracks.

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