UN agencies receive $7 million boost to assist DRC refugees in UgandaListen /
UN agencies working to meet the needs of Congolese refugees in Uganda have welcomed $7 million in funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
Thousands of people from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have crossed the border to flee fighting between government forces and the rebel M23 group.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has been leading the response to this emergency situation, joined by other humanitarian partners and sister agencies like the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dianne Penn spoke to Mohammed Adar, UNHCR representative in Uganda, who is based in the capital, Kampala. He estimates that 34,000 refugees have sought shelter in Uganda—and the number keeps growing