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18.06.2018

Malteser International calls for more humanity ahead of World Refugee Day.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are now almost 70 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, including over 22 million refugees. These numbers are shockingly high that one easily forgets that each person forced to flee their home has a story, a family, and dreams. Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, Malteser International is calling for more humanity towards refugees.

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'Ebola outbreak is only the tip of the iceberg'

 

As part of the Forgotten Crisis campaign, Malteser International has been been calling attention to the deteriorating situation in DRC for quite some time. The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has brought the country back into our headlines, but the news have hardly told the story of a larger humanitarian crisis already unfolding in the country. Violent conflicts in recent months have displaced more than 4.5 million people and a staggering 13 million people now require assistance.

Iovanna Lesniewski, Country Desk Officer for DR Congo at Malteser International talks about the recent Ebola outbreak and what we have been doing in the country.

Read our press release on the outbreak below.

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