‘Urgent And Sustained Funding’ Needed To Address Humanitarian Crisis In DRC, U.N. Officials Say
U.N. News: ‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up
“‘Urgent and sustained funding’ for a government-led response to what is now a ‘massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the U.N. relief chief on Thursday…” (3/21).
VOA News: U.N. Calls for More Relief for Democratic Republic of Congo
“…UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and Undersecretary for Humanitarian Relief Mark Lowcock returned from a trip to the DRC this week calling for ‘urgent and sustained funding’ to help some 4 million malnourished children, as well as vulnerable communities like the disabled. The U.N. representatives met with President Felix Tshisekedi and had what they called ‘constructive discussions’ with him on humanitarian aid…” (3/21).