Disaster relief for displaced young mothers and babies - Our Associate SOFEDEC provides help
Anuarite Siirewabo Muyuwa, Coordinator of the SOFEDEC organisation in the South-East of DR Congo sends an urgent appeal for help.
She had planned a regular activity of the “Water and Pads” project at Nyiragongo. School in the city of Goma on 5 November 2022.
But as A. Siirewabo describes it, one day before this a huge horrific event had occurred.
“The clashes between the M23 and the FARDC soldiers are extremely brutal and terrible.
The population of Rutshuru territory had to flee on 4th November, and now they have found refuge in schools and churches in the Nyiragongo territory.
So no school! It is all very difficult. But we don’t give up! We go and provide aid to children in terms of food, ensure protection, raise awareness against gender-based violence, and against sexual exploitation.
For the displaced children we organize emergency activities, and we try to prevent malnutrition.
At the moment I am in desperate need of donations for the feeding of these kids.
Now at the end of November the situation still has not improved. I am giving help in one out of 62 sites, and our team cannot succeed everywhere
I call on you for a fundraising campaign among the women of IAW. I urgently need to find food. We don’t even have porridge for the small children and nursing mothers.
Thank you for your donation.”
Please help our Associate Member SOFEDEC in DR Congo and donate.
Go to “I’d like to donate to a specific project” in the right column and select “DR Congo project” (indicated by an arrow on the picture ).
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