Healthcare worker carry a coffin with a baby suspected of dying of Ebola during the funeral in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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With an Ebola epidemic raging and millions caught in a forgotten "catastrophe" of conflict and hunger, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the most neglected crisis of 2018, according to an annual Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of aid agencies.Congo, where 13 million people in a population of 82 million need help, also topped the annual Thomson Reuters Foundation poll in 2017, but agencies said the situation had deteriorated.Six of 21 agencies polled named Congo as the most neglected crisis, including WFP, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, ActionAid, International Rescue Committee and Christian Aid.U.N. appeals for both DRC and CAR are less than 50 percent funded.
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