The Democratic Republic of the Congo is engulfed in a rebellion in its eastern region, and French President Emmanuel Macron has warned against it becoming “the spoils of war.”
“France does not claim, and I do not claim, to have a solution on its own, given a history that has claimed as many lives as the world wars we have experienced. Collective awakening is the key to the solution. We must not add oblivion and abandonment to the awareness that is occurring here, which affects everyone and the entire region, and to the crimes and tragedies that are happening right in front of us. So, today, I’m hoping that France will uphold its commitment to serving as the DRC’s steadfast ally in defending its integrity and sovereignty. The Democratic Republic of the Congo cannot be used as war booty. The Democratic Republic of the Congo must stop being pillaged “Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, said.
French President Emmanuel Macron declared that his country would “release an immediate contribution of 34 million euros in humanitarian aid” to meet the local population’s immediate needs for food, medical care, and sanitation.
should not end up as “the spoils of war”
French President Emmanuel Macron
“The European Union’s initiative to establish a humanitarian air service to Goma was announced this morning, and France will be the first country to respond. In addition to the nearly 50 million announced by the European Union, we will immediately release a contribution of 34 million euros for humanitarian aid “Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, said.
The air bridge will connect to Goma, the capital of the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where fighting with the rebel group M23 has forced more than 600,000 people from their homes.
The militia group M23, which came out of hiding in late 2021 and subsequently took over large swaths of land in North Kivu, has been accused of being supported by Rwanda, according to the DRC government.