World's Deadliest Catastrophe

On May 14th, the UN sought to remind people that the Congo remains world’s deadliest catastrophe. The problem is, who in the world even knows that 1,200 people are dying there every day, or that three months ago the United Nations launched an appeal for $682 million to provide the needed water, food, medical assistance, shelter and protection? Yes, we’re all distracted. Yes, there are other crises to tend to in Africa and elsewhere around the world. But let’s face it, there are countries in the world who can, and should, step up. The people of the Congo have suffered long enough.

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