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13M People In DR Congo Need Humanitarian Aid, U.N. Official, USAID Administrator Tell U.N. Security Council

Al Jazeera: UNSC: 13 million people need humanitarian aid in DR Congo
“Humanitarian needs caused by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have doubled over the last year, the U.N. Security Council said. Speaking on Monday, the U.N.’s Under-Secretary-General Mark Lowcock said 13 million people are affected by internal conflict gripping the country and require humanitarian assistance…” (3/19).

VOA News: U.N.: $1.7 Billion Needed for DRC Humanitarian Crisis
“International donors will meet next month in Geneva to address the growing humanitarian disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the lack of funding for 13 million people in dire need. … U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green said the United States and the international community should be ready to respond to the crisis…” (Besheer, 3/19).