In the face of the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a plane carrying humanitarian aid will arrive today in Goma as part of the EU airlift.
In keeping with the pledge President Macron made in Kinshasa on March 4, France is continuing to contribute to this airlift through the mobilization of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Center (CDCS), which had already coordinated on the humanitarian aid shipped in the first plane, which arrived on March 10. In total, four flights have transported some 140 tons of aid to the DRC, including medicines, shelters for people displaced by fighting, hygiene kits and nutritional supplements. The UN, NGOs, the Tulipe association and the Nutriset company also contributed to these shipments.
France also provided €34 million in humanitarian aid via the UN and NGOs on the ground; €20 million of that was dedicated to meeting the critical needs of the most vulnerable populations in Goma and its surroundings in such areas as water access and sanitation, food security and nutrition, the fight against maternal and newborn mortality, and assistance to displaced persons. France will continue to provide support for populations in the DRC who are affected by this crisis.