DR Congo

$500,000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Congo

Athens, 4 November 2008 - On the initiative of Foreign Minister Ms. Dora Bakoyannis, and in response to calls to confront the extensive humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo resulting from the recent armed clashes, Greece has proceeded to the provision of $500,000 through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This emergency humanitarian aid is being sent for the relief of those affected by the hostilities that forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.