#PoliticoCD. | M23 war: displaced persons including those with reduced mobility and the elderly receive assistance in Rutshuru

The clashes between the Armed Forces of the DRC and the terrorists of the M23 for more than two months now continue to claim victims. Beyond the dead, the displaced including children, people with reduced mobility and even those of the elderly are counted in the thousands, especially near Goma.

The non-governmental organization Women of Faith has come to the aid of displaced persons, specifically people living with disabilities, breastfeeding women and elderly people, victims of the ongoing war between the M23 terrorists and the loyalist army of the DRC in the east of the country this Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Several hundred people were thus assisted with food and non-food items, consisting of bags of rice, beans, cans of oil and batches of care soaps, sugar, salt, loincloths as well as transport costs. for their mobility.

It is the ordeal that these war-displaced people from many localities in the territory of Rutshuru in North Kivu go through in the various makeshift camps, particularly in the territory of Nyiragongo to the north of the city of Goma, which further motivated this organization, believe him, to come to the aid of these displaced persons.

Present at this day of distribution, General Sylvain Ekenge, representative of the military governor of North Kivu, welcomed this act of solidarity posed by Women of Faith with funding from the Church of Latter-day Saints. He also invited everyone to follow in their footsteps and show their solidarity in this difficult period of war in this part of the DRC.

Sylvain Ekenge then reassured of the commitment of the government of the Republic to bring peace to the region to allow the displaced to return to their homes.

For her part, the coordinator of Women of Faith, Nadine Banze, who stressed the urgency of providing more assistance to those displaced by war in Rutshuru, called on other benefactors to act in favor of the poorest who lack almost everything.

She said that today’s assistance, the very first from her NGO for the Rutshuru IDPs, is supposed to cover a month’s food ration for each household.

The beneficiaries, very happy with this assistance which “comes to save their lives”, lacked the words to express their gratitude to Women of Faith.

It should be noted that the NGO Women of Faith is very present in the region and has been assisting vulnerable and needy people since the last volcanic eruption of Nyiragongo in 2021. This NGO has already carried out several assistance actions in the Northern Provinces -Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri.

Serge SINDANI

Source: PoliticoCD.

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