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09 Dec 2008 description
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Les camps situés le long de la frontière entre la RDC et l'Ouganda voient affluer des milliers de réfugiés congolais, fuyant la violence qui fait rage dans la région du nord-Kivu. Basée dans le camp de Matanda, l'équipe d'urgence de CARE alerte sur le besoin vital de nourriture et d'approvisionnement d'urgence de ces populations.

05 Dec 2008 description
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CARE distributes 2,000 tarps in Matanda transit camp

Matanda refugee camp, Uganda, Dec. 5, 2008 - Congolese refugees flooding into transit camps in neighbouring Uganda desperately need food and emergency supplies, says CARE emergency staff in Matanda transit camp. CARE has already distributed 2,000 tarps in the camp, after more than 11,000 people arrived here in the past week, fleeing the violence in the North Kivu region of DR Congo.

Before the tarps were distributed, many refugees were sleeping in an open field, without even trees to shelter under.

30 Oct 2008 description
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Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo Threatens Hundreds of Thousands

GOMA, Congo, The Dem. Rep. of (October 30, 2008) - The rule of law has all but collapsed and hundreds of thousands of lives will be at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo without immediate help from the international community, the humanitarian agency CARE warned. Over the last several months, CARE has seen the conflict progressively deteriorate in the country's North Kivu region, displacing people and severely restricting humanitarian access.

03 Jul 2008 description
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ATLANTA (July 3, 2008) - More than 14 million people in the Horn of Africa require urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months while, in Afghanistan, more than 6.5 million people are facing food insecurity.

In the Horn, a combination of drought conditions and rising food prices is driving the crisis. Afghanistan is also bearing the brunt of soaring food prices globally, but in addition the country has less food than usual due to a shortfall in domestic agricultural production and a decrease in imported wheat from Pakistan.

02 Jul 2008 description

Nairobi, 2 July 2008 - Large areas of the Horn of Africa are facing - or rapidly sliding into - a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.

A combination of drought conditions and rising food prices is driving the crisis which is affecting populations already food insecure due to conflict, displacement and a drop in food production.