Catastrophe? What Catastrophe? DR Congo Asks

Authorities say they will not attend a donors' conference aimed at raising aid funds for the country because the UN's description of its humanitarian crisis as "catastrophic" is false and gives the country "a bad image".

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Govt Boycotts Donor Conference

    Deutsche Welle, 13 April 2018

    DR Congo has shunned a donors' conference in Geneva aimed at raising billions in aid, saying the country is being given a 'bad image' by the UN. Some 5 million people in the… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   U.S. Announces Additional Assistance

    State Department, 13 April 2018

    Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   UN Calls on Kinshasa to Not Shun Pledging Conference

    VOA, 12 April 2018

    The United Nations says it hopes the Democratic Republic of Congo will attend a donors’ conference in Geneva later this week aimed at raising $1.7 billion for life-saving… Read more »

Over 50,000 people have fled by boat across Lake Albert to Uganda since mid-December.

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