Rainstorm adds to misery in east Congo rebellion
Drenching rain punctuated by frightening bursts of thunder and forked lightning add to the misery of some of the 280,000 refugees from Congo's eastern rebellion, whose plight is highlighted by a visit from the U.N. humanitarian chief.
A planned U.N. food distribution could be delayed by Wednesday's tropical thunderstorm.
The U.N.'s Baroness Valerie Amos, on the third day of a Congo trip, says relief efforts are hampered by a lack of funding. She appeals for contributions. The U.N. says aid organizations need $791 million and so far have received only $341 million.
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