Congo (DRC)

Airplanes may be needed to help some 6,000 people displaced during attacks by Ugandan rebels in northeastern Congo (DRC) who are not accessible by humanitarian agencies, officials said. “The idea is to send food and non-food items in by plane, given that it is difficult now to send a road convoy because of logistical and security reasons,” said Jean-Charles Dupin of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Orientale Province. The civilians fled attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in September along the main north-south road in the province’s Dungu territory. (IRIN)

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