Emergency relief for women and children in Goma

by ActionAid UK


This project provides blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets and tempory shelter material to address the immediate needs of those seeking safety in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps and in Goma town

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In the last eight weeks, over 200,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in North Kivu as violence and fighting between rebel forces and the government's army escalates. IDP camps are reaching capacity so people are shetlering in Goma town. Women and children are most vulnerable, many are malnourished and some are dying of hunger. In addition to emergency relief, this project provides psychosocial support and income generating activies for women, and emergency education for children.


By providing basic survival items we can reduce the number of people dying from malnurition. By providing psychosocial support and income generating activities we can help women rebuild their lives and provide for their children.

Long-Term Impact

Once the basic needs of IDPs have been met the project will focus on providing emergency education for children in the camps. As well as scaling up violence against women activities to protect women and children and ensure greater awareness raising.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Emergencies and Conflict: Current Work

Organization Information

ActionAid UK

Location: London, United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.actionaid.org.uk
Shona Kriss
Project Leader:
Shona Kriss
Company Partnerships
London, United Kingdom

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Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $194 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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