Senior UN official expressed worry over humanitarian situation in DR Congo
Jun 13, 2011
Catherine Bragg, the UN's bureau for coordination of humanitarian affairs, has concluded her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and expressed concern over the humanitarian workers currently working in the country, according to a new report from the People's Daily.
"I have listened to the humanitarian actors as well as the peace keeping forces and the challenges they have to undergo while trying to give assistance and protection to those who need it," said Bragg.
Bragg stressed the need to keep the DR Congo in the media in order to focus public attention on the region.
Bragg was in the DR Congo from May 31 to June 4. She visited Dungo and Bukava in Orientale and Bukava provinces. During her visit, Bragg also spent time with the Women for Women organization, an international group dedicated to helping "vulnerable women."
The DR Congo has a population of approximately 72 million people with a median age of only 17.4 years, according to the CIA. There are still about 1.7 million people who are displaced in the country, according to the United Nations.