Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian snapshot (as of 30 June 2012) [EN/FR]

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Jun 2012

North Kivu has become the epicenter of one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises. The recent violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of persons amid skyrocketing humanitarian needs. Humanitarian response remains dependent on access and financial means. North Kivu however is but one piece of the humanitarian puzzle: epidemics, notably cholera and measles, continue to wreak havoc, numerous armed groups including the LRA continue to operate in the East, hunger is on the rise and more than 35,000 Congolese migrants have been expelled from Angola. Funding levels are low. Millions remain in need of humanitarian access as extreme vulnerabilities are compounded by an underlying context of grinding poverty and minimal socioeconomic infrastructure.

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