UN agencies on Friday issued consolidated appeals for US $314 million to provide humanitarian aid in Burundi, the DRC, Uganda and Tanzania during 1999. A UN statement released in Geneva and received by IRIN today said more than 1.4 million people from the four countries were internally displaced or living as refugees within the region. “The number of people and communities affected by ongoing conflicts in the Great Lakes region has actually increased since last year,” the statement said. The appeals request funds for the delivery, coordination and monitoring of emergency aid and will address water, food, nutrition, health, education and other needs of affected populations.
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