CARE calls on donors to increase commitment to humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo
KINSHASA (April 10, 2018) – CARE is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction.
Over 8,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Tangyanika into Burundi since February, most travelling in small fishing boats. Aid agencies are expecting more than 15,000 Congolese refugees to arrive in Burundi, with fears the number could rise as high as 60,000.
“I am worried I will not be able to breastfeed my baby,” said Anna, mother of little Lexige. Lexige was born only a few days ago. His home is a refugee camp in the south-west of Burundi.
‘When we first came here, I used to put my son behind on my motorbike and drive daily to the border, which is very close, to show him the Syrian flag on the other side,’ says Abu Ahmad, sitting in the small courtyard that separates his two-room home from the kitchen and bathroom cor
Three years of war have left Yemen damaged and paralyzed. Nowadays, everything you hear about Yemen is conflict, division, food crisis and cholera. People around the world are wondering how Yemenis are still able to cope with this extended crisis and how it affects every aspect of life.