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The Danish Government sends DKK 10 million to the displaced people and refugees of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

NordenBladet — The Danish Government sends DKK 10 million to the displaced people and refugees of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Democratic Republic of Congo faces a worsening humanitarian crisis as a result of the increasing violent conflict.

“More than 2 million people have been forced to flee in 2017 alone – on average, this corresponds to 50 families fleeing every hour, which is disastrous. Over the last year, the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has exacerbated greatly. The development in the country has resulted in a deepening humanitarian crisis. Therefore, Denmark contributes with DKK 10 million to help the civil population and the displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the refugees in the neighbouring areas of the conflict,” says Minister of Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs.

The Danish funding contribution of DKK 10 million will be used by the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees to help the internally displaced people and refugees in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and across the region. The Danish funds will among other things contribute to general protection measures for the affected people.

 

Source: um.dk
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