A nine-year-old girl is making sorghum porridge for her family outside the school where they found shelter. It is estimated that more than 200,000 people in North Kivu have been driven from their homes by violence since April.
Photo: Sinziana Demian/IRC
NORTH KIVU PROVINCE, Democratic Republic of Congo -
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Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in 2-3 months
12 Jul 2012
One year since images of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict and pouring into Dadaab captured the world’s attention, the largest refugee camp in the world is facing a critical funding shortage which will affect at least 200,000 people if $25m isn’t raised, a group of seven aid agencies said today. The agencies called on the international community to rethink its approach to long-term solutions for the camp, and warned that the gaps in aid could worsen insecurity in the region.