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Africa

DRC launches appeal for humanitarian aid

todayFebruary 21, 2024 4

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The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the humanitarian community have launched an appeal for US$ 2.6 billion to fund the country’s 2024 humanitarian response plan. The funds are aimed at providing life-saving assistance and protection to 8.7 million people in need. Diane Penn reports.

Meanwhile, according to Xinhua News Agency, for more than a year, the humanitarian crisis in the DRC has reached alarming levels, as a new surge in violence, particularly in the east of the country, is pushing affected populations into multiple forced displacements.

The country currently has 6.7 million people displaced within its borders, amid serious flooding emergencies and a resurgence of measles and cholera outbreaks, which has exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of a nation that has been suffering under the effects of more than three decades of armed conflict, said the UN.

 

Written by: Tonata Kadhila

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