World Ignores Republic of Congo’s Crisis

ALERTNET: “Less than 3 percent of funds needed to tackle a humanitarian emergency in the Republic of Congo have been received, highlighting the oil-producer’s plight as a forgotten nation in crisis, the United Nations said.

Congo’s civil war officially ended in 1999 but sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth biggest oil producer has no peacekeeping force and is struggling to disarm former rebels who continue to attack civilians in the Pool region, far from international eyes.

“This is scandalous. We need to have a better response to this emergency,” Aurelien Agbenonci, the head of the U.N. in Congo, told Reuters in an interview.”