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UN assists 8,000 displaced persons in the Republic of Congo

The United Nations is assisting about 8,000 persons on the outskirts of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, who were displaced last month by lawless conditions in the Pool Region, the United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement today.

Extra $61 million sought by UN to coordinate worldwide relief aid in emergencies

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today kicked off a $61.1 million appeal for extra funding to deal with emergencies in conflict and disaster-afflicted countries around the world.