lack of funds for the High Commissioner for Refugees

The High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been forced to put an end to some vital aid programs for refugees in the DRC, due to a lack of sufficient funds to finance them.

The High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is short of funds in the DRC, the UN agency explains, so they have been forced to end certain vital aid programs for refugees in the DRC. The agency is struggling to mobilize for the DRC, laments Angele Dikongue-Atangana, UNHCR representative in Kinshasa, who speaks of growing indifference to the situation in that country.

“At the end of June, out of the 225 million, we had received funding of approximately 42 million, that is approximately 19%. We have this shortage, not to mention the needs have continued to gallop. If we have no other means, we will not be able to support 82% of our displaced and refugees to get decent shelter. More generally, DRC has really been among the least attractive operations for several years.”

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