Business Day - World’s worst disaster ignored in Congo (UN):
"The international community was overlooking the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 10-million people needed assistance, a United Nations (UN) official said yesterday.
With an estimated 1200 people dying every day, the UN launched an appeal three months ago for $682m to provide water, food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to those at risk. That equates to just $0,18 a person each day.
So far, donors have provided just 13% of that, the UN Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs says."
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
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