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High Commissioner for Refugees calls on the international community to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called for intensifying international support and solidarity with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is struggling with one of the largest groups of internally displaced people in Africa and is hosting half a million refugees fleeing conflict elsewhere in the region.

 

The High Commissioner said in a statement today, Friday in Geneva, that there is a need for greater commitment and solidarity with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the local communities that continue to open their arms and homes to refugees despite limited resources, adding that the international organization and with the continuing instability of the security situation is working to move refugees away from Borders to safer locations.

 

He added that the humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been affected by severe funding shortfalls, noting that its appeal for 2021, amounting to $ 204.8 million, has only been funded by 16% so far.

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