Violence, rape, forced recruitment, torture and death; the people of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are fleeing for their lives.
Since March 2012, renewed conflict has caused further deterioration of an already dire humanitarian situation. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to abandon their homes in search of safety, with some families having been displaced more than once.
Twelve-year-old Congolese refugee Mary arrived in Uganda with her two younger sisters, eight-year-old Julia and five-year-old Clarisse. These brave little girls had travelled alone, on a long and arduous journey. Their mother had died in childbirth and their grandmother, who had looked after them, was too frail to make the trip. With your kind donation UNHCR can help refugees like Mary and her sisters receive the relief and support they desperately need.
How you can help
UNHCR is doing all it can to help the thousands of Congolese refugees under our care, just like Mary and her sisters. Yet we urgently need more resources. Please donate today so that we can continue our life-saving work.
Could provide two families with jerry cans to transport clean water
Is enough to provide four families each with a kitchen set to enable them to prepare food
Could provide a family with a stove so that they can cook for themselves
Could provide a whole family with a tent to shelter them from the elements
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