The River Congo has been closed because of the war
An aid convoy of 13 ships has delivered more than 600 tonnes of food to a town in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
World Vision International, the aid agency which organised the delivery says thousands of people in the town of Ankoro have been suffering from severe food shortages since heavy fighting broke out last year, just as the planting season was starting.
World Vision says it was the largest ever single delivery of food in the country.
The cargo left the city of Lubumbashi, near the Zambian border, by train on Saturday.
It was later transferred onto a convoy of 13 ships for a voyage down the River Congo, some of it through rebel-held territory, to the town of Ankoro.
Fields were destroyed and grain stocks looted after fighting between rival factions last year.
DR CONGO'S WAR
Seven foreign armies
At least 2 million dead
Disease and abuses widespread
"The November conflict caused people to flee into the surrounding bush, where they were forced to scavenge on anything they could find," said World Vision.
"Over 3,000 homes were burned down and an estimated 100 people were killed during the conflict."
The town, with a population of some 67,000 people, has been cut off since its only road was washed away in floods.
A four-year war in DR Congo has caused some two million deaths.