DR Congo boycotts its own aid conference

DR Congo boycotts its own aid conference
 

The Democratic Republic of Congo has boycotted a UN donor conference in Geneva seeking to raise $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for the country.
The UN says more than 13 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, calling it a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
But the government says the UN has exaggerated the scale of the problem.
Aid agencies say 4.5 million people have been forced from their homes by violence, hunger and instability.
Tens of thousands of Congolese have sought refuge in western Uganda.
DR Congo is rich in mineral and other resources but is affected by armed conflicts, corruption and a... read more

 
13 April 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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