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Humanitarian crisis in Congo is worsening, says EU

The European Union’s top official has said that humanitarian situation is getting worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   


Devdiscourse News Desk Congo
Updated: 26-03-2018 19:17 IST
Humanitarian crisis in Congo is worsening, says EU

It also said that only when the government’s own figure will match with the humanitarian statistics, representatives would be sent to the Geneva for the conference.  (Image Credit: Flickr)

The European Union's top official has said that humanitarian situation is getting worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In central Kasai region and in the eastern Kivu and Itury provinces has been hit by multiple crises and they are getting out of control. The aggravation happened due to President refusal to step down.

According to UN twice as many as last year, 13 million Congolese needs humanitarian aid, while there is 30 percent rise in the people facing severe food security. The number of people facing severe food insecurity is 7.7 million.

The crisis has been identified as Level 3 by the UN, the highest-level emergency.

The European Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and crises management has reiterated that humanitarian situation is getting worse and it is not business.

The Congo has a long history of war and humanitarian crisis and having concerns over a worse situation. The country has pushed EU, UN and donor nations for organizing a conference in April.

The Congo last week gravitate that UN assessment would discourage investment when the government was going in the positive direction, i.e, attempting to make the economy stable.

The Government has said in a statement on Thursday that development is based on facts that are real and the emergency imposed based on unreal facts will only become a hindrance to development.

It also said that only when the government's own figure will match with the humanitarian statistics, representatives would be sent to the Geneva for the conference.

COUNTRY : Congo

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