Việt Nam calls for more humanitarian aid for DR Congo

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A group of soldiers in the DR Congo conducts a patrol in Manzalaho village near Beni City. — AFP/VNA Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has called for more humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) during the United Nations Security Council’s meeting on the country’s unrest and activities of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) on Monday (US time).

Ambassador Phạm Hải Anh, Charge d’affaires of Việt Nam to the United Nations (UN), voiced his concern over prolonged instability in the DR Congo where civilians have become the main target of armed groups.

He also expressed his concern over the humanitarian situation and called for further support for the UN’s humanitarian fund in the DR Congo.

The diplomat emphasised the necessity to look for solutions to underlying causes of instability and violence through new and advanced strategies that will ensure the protection of civilians, restore State authority, natural resources management and security improvement.

He underlined the significance of cooperation between the DR Congo and neighbouring countries and the region and crucial support of the international community for the efforts.

At the meeting, Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of MONUSCO, presented an overview of the Secretary-General’s latest report on the country in the past three months.

Challenges regarding the protection of civilians in the country’s eastern provinces still existed, she remarked. — VNS

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