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E-vouchers & food fairs in DR Congo

DR Congo tops the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. Of the 3.8 million who are displaced, more than half a million live in the North Kivu province, where numerous armed groups continue to terrorise the population.

With populations constantly on the move, EU humanitarian funds are channelled towards appropriate forms of emergency assistance. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) pilots the distribution of e-vouchers and organises food fairs. This is a fast and safe way of providing both the displaced and host communities with food and basic household items. NRC also provides education emergencies and legal assistance. Their ongoing EU-funded programmes in North and South Kivu provinces reach a total of 174 675 people.

Text and photos by Christian Jepsen

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