An additional USD6.4 million from the British government will be released to assist people affected by the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aid will help “ensure people have food, water and shelter,” U.K. International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said. “We have a team in the country who are monitoring the situation and helping to coordinate the humanitarian response.” (“UK announces additional GBP5 million support for DRC humanitarian crisis” - U.K. Department for International Development, Oct. 31, 2008)

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