Donor conference for Congo raised $500

The UN  donor conference in Geneva,  raised half a billion dollars to ease what it calls a major humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In response DRC government has refused to attend the event, alleging that the UN has exaggerated the scale of the problem.

Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, described the ongoing crisis in DRC as one of the world’s ‘largest humanitarian crises”.

UN officials said they hoped DR Congo’s diplomats would change their minds and participate, underlining that nowadays there are more than three million people in need, more than two million acutely malnourished children, and 4.5 million people displaced from their homes.

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