The conflict in the DRC is “so large” that Africa, the country with the highest number of internally displaced people, has a refugee population of 500,000 and is facing multiple crises, including education, finance and healthcare, said David McClachlan-Carr, UN Resident and DRC Humanitarian Coordinator.
He added that this has led to “repeated epidemics of cholera, measles and malaria – indications of a poor health system”. Reporting on the humanitarian situation at the DRC, the top UN official said it was time to put the country back on the “global map of needs”.
26 million foods are unsafe
More than 27 million people in the DRC are facing severe food insecurity – the highest number recorded by the IPC worldwide.
If funding declines continue, the country risks falling into a larger humanitarian emergency.
– United Nations Humanitarian (UNOCHA) October 8, 2021
He noted that the DRC was “suffering from a food insecurity crisis” of 26.2 million Congolese food insecurity.
He said people’s “daily” lives were left in a “weak and diseased” state with uncertain, inadequate nutritional intake.
According to the OCHA representative, there is a “prolonged security crisis”, “inter-ethnic conflict over natural resources in both northern and southern Kivu and other eastern provinces” that requires “urgent humanitarian assistance; health care, food, shelter water sanitation, education for the population.” Unable to access. ”
The state of the fund is also “very worrying”, Mr. McLachlan-Car added. “We’ve been financing more than a quarter, and it’s been a year that we’ve really cut funding, leaving us with a whole choice – who should be given priority?”
Abuse ‘not repetition’ – promise
Referring to a recent report on alleged sexual abuse and exploitation by WHO staff during the UN’s WHO response to the Ebola outbreak in 2020, Mr. “Gender-based violence indicates the OCA’s work on sexual exploitation and abuse, the big issues and community action, and the need to increase our resilience and help survivors in these unacceptable situations,” McLachlan-Carr said.
He reiterated Ocha’s promise that “every case and allegation will be investigated, and justice will be done.”
What happened in the tenth Ebola crisis will not be repeated. We work to the highest moral standards and will stop this abuse, ”he added.
‘Fund for the Fall’
According to Mr. McLachlan-Carr, in the country.6. Millions of people are needed, but other crises, such as the Kovid-1 and Ethiopia’s Tigre region, need to draw global attention to the problems in the “DRC” on a “Yemen and Syria scale”.
Warning that “civilians are being” directly targeted “through” gender-based violence, “he called for additional funding to fight the disease.
“The trend of funding is declining,” he added. “In the last 35 years we have financed close to 50 per cent.
“Donors often make decisions in the last quarter of the year, so we see our funding increase by more than 27 percent,” he warned, “but we need funding for 12 months of the year to plan our programs.”
Emphasizing the difficulty of “working on shoes when funded at the end of the year”, he noted that they still helped 3.2 million people, with 4 million providing food aid; Food security assurance for land access with 1.7 million water and sanitation assistance and 1.2 million emergency cash transfers.