Intense clashes between rebel troops and government forces have threatened the health of millions in the Congo. The latest fighting has displaced an estimated 250,000 people, many of whom are now returning to the homes they were forced to flee. Finding little remaining, those affected are looking for a way to rebuild. Cholera outbreaks continue to be reported, as extreme food insecurity increases the risk of malnutrition, particularly among children. There are 250,000 newly displaced persons.
At the crisis’ onset, our staff started delivering emergency food and health care to the displaced, ensuring they have basic relief items to survive this looming humanitarian crisis.
As the recent crisis compounds already-widespread suffering, the displaced not only need emergency relief, like health care and food, but also help to rebuild their lives when they return home.