UN Rushes to Aid Refugees in Congo

Published on 17 November 2010

With at least 2 million displaced people, Congo has one of the world's largest populations of those who have lost their homes and fled their villages. (..) UNHCR and the UN's World Food Program airlifted more than 50 tons of supplies. "You land in Bondo at the only airstrip in the area," said UNHCR spokesman. "From there, it's two days by motorbike to get there. The same road, the same way, had to be taken by materials and by food supplied by WFP. All these things were pushed on the backs of bicycles through narrow jungle paths."

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