UNHCR appeals for over $60 million to aid displaced persons in the DRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a $62 million drive to help the million-plus people who have been forced to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ron Redmond, UNHCR spokesperson, told reporters in Geneva that the agency is “seeking $47 million to support the return and reintegration this year of some 98,500 Congolese refugees to their homeland. It is also asking donors for a further $15 million to provide protection and assistance during the same period for an estimated 1.1 million internally displaced people (IDP) in the African nation.” More