Press Releases

02 Feb 2012
US$ 718 Million needed to restore hope to vulnerable people in the Democratic Republic of Congo

(Kinshasa/Geneva/New York, 1 February 2012): The humanitarian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has appealed for US$718 million to provide emergency assistance in 2012 to hundreds of thousands of Congolese.

“Hundreds of thousands of Congolese turn today to the international community for much-needed assistance that should not only allow them to access food, potable water, health care, protection and education, but also help them to regain hope...

01 Feb 2012
718 millions de dollars pour redonner espoir à des millions de personnes vulnérables en République Démocratique du Congo

(Kinshasa/Genève, New York, le 1 février 2012) : La communauté humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 718 millions de dollars américains pour apporter l’assistance d’urgence en 2012 à des centaines de milliers de congolais qui ont urgemment besoin d’abris, d’eau potable, de nourriture, de soins de santé primaire, ainsi que de protection. “

Des centaines de milliers de Congolaises et de Congolais se tournent aujourd’hui...

27 Jan 2012
Cholera fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo gets fresh USD 9.1 million

(Kinshasa / New York, 26 January 2012): The humanitarian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) received today a new financial boost of USD 9.1 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to fight off cholera, a water-borne disease that has affected over 22,000 people and killed over 500 over the past year.

Since January 2011, the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and the Congolese government have teamed up to stop the...