Driven from home: Aiding Congolese seeking refuge from conflict and cholera
July 19, 2012 by Sinziana Demian
|A nine-year-old girl is making sorghum porridge for her family outside the school where they found shelter. It is estimated that more than 200,000 people in North Kivu have been driven from their homes by violence since April. Photo: Sinziana Demian/IRC|
The International Rescue Committee has played a decisive role in containing a major cholera outbreak in the North Kivu Province during the past few weeks. In the midst of massive population displacement caused by intensified armed violence, cholera broke out in two separate rural locations two hours north of provincial capital Goma.