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DRC: Humanitarian mission face numerous threats-UN envoy

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By Josephine Lukoya
newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Despite the immense work done on the ground by the government and aid workers, humanitarian needs remain enormous in the DRC, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary

General of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the DRC, Fedele Sarassoro ‘said, Friday, Aug. 19, at the third World Humanitarian Day
It does not go a week in DRC, without humanitarian violation against the mission mainly in East and Northern Kivu.
“105 incidents have been reported since the beginning of this year,” said Fidele Sarassoro. The first World Day of humanitarian aid was celebrated in 2009.
In December 2008 the UN General Assembly decided to celebrate August 19 of each year World Day for humanitarian honor all humanitarian personnel, UN staff and those working to

promote humanitarian cause and those who were killed in the line of duty.
It encourages the Congolese authorities to ensure that humanitarian workers a legal and safer environment for the realization of their mission.
Poor security conditions in Bukavu
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA / Sud-Kivu) held an open house discussion on the activities of humanitarian organizations.
The Humanitarian Affairs associated with the OCHA / Bukavu, Claude Mululu, emphases on the difficulties they encounter mainly citing their safely.
Claude Mululu also mentioned the problem of inaccessibility of some remote areas.
“In general, we know of incidents on the roads.

There are cutters road and armed men that make our job difficult,” He said.
Statistics show that sixty-four incidents have affected the humanitarian actors on the roads of South Kivu in 2010. While from January to May 2011, thirty was recorded,” said Claude Mululu.
The General Assembly chose the date of August 19 in memory of the twenty-two victims of the bombing in 2003 against the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. The Special Representative of UN Secretary General Sergio Vieira de Mello was killed in the accident.

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