In 2013 hunger-related diseases are still a huge problem in the Nord Kivu region of DR Congo. On average, every single month we receive 66 new cases of serious starvation, and 115 new cases of severe caloric intake deficiency. Last year, we provided help to 294 children in advanced phases of hunger diseases, 501 - in advanced phases without complications, 1371 - in moderate phases. Unfortunately, one out of three children under 5 is still a victim. Thanks to your support, children can receive two hot meals a day in our centre and a portion to take home. Your support allows us to organise presentations where we provide local communities with nutrition education, how to include a different variety of vegetables in everyday meals and ways of growing them in the gardens. We involve parents so they can practice their knowledge by preparing meals and maintaining the gardens. We breed goats and rabbits in our centre to ensure that the children have access to the meat. We also provide the milk to replace the paste based on peanuts. "Treatment of the hunger-related diseases apart from pharmacology and specialised milk (F-100 or F-75) in the first phase (2 weeks) requires a lot of patience from parents and medical staff. The whole treatment lasts 3-4 months. Last year you helped us to save lives of 20 new-born babies (7 - lack of mother's milk due to disease, especially breast diseases, psychical disturbances; 6 - mother's death, births outside hospitals, 7 - twins, triplets). We provided them with milk formula Guigoz I, which newborns receive till their 6th month of life" - Sister Barbara Pustulka from The Congregation of Sisters of Angels (Congregation Sororum Angelorum) writes.