UN sees low funding as threat to humanitarian work in DRC (2)

15:19, June 05, 2010      

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Several NGOs, including Save the Children-United Kingdom (SC-UK) and the International Medical Corps (IMC), have already reduced some activities in the eastern part of the country due to lack of funding, according to OCHA.

"The humanitarian crisis in this country requires much greater engagement by donors," said Ferdinand Kambere, DRC's Minister for Social Affairs, Humanitarian Action and National Solidarity.

In 2009, funds received for the activities planned under Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP) enabled over 1 million people to have access to clean water, almost 3 million to receive food aid, and 80 percent of children in DRC to be vaccinated.

If the current trend of low donor funding continues, humanitarian agencies will be unable to provide clean water to 350, 000 people, and an estimated 200,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition may not receive assistance.

Source: Xinhua
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