CERF provides $7 million to aid Congolese refugees in Uganda

13 July 2012: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided US$6,887,544 to six UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in response to an influx of over 30,000 refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

The number of Congolese refugees crossing into south-western Uganda has dramatically increased since May 2012 following clashes between M23 forces and the Congolese army (FARDC). As the fighting continues, the refugee situation is worsening.

 

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