International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Photo: Distributing emergency supplies in Congo

Displaced people line up for emergency distribution outside goma
Photo: IRC
 
Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting between rebels and the Congolese army have flocked to makeshift camps on the outskirts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
The International Rescue Committee is expanding its emergency response in both North and South Kivu, with a focus on emergency food, health care, cholera prevention and treatment, clean water and sanitation, and assistance for survivors of sexual violence. This photo is from this week's 4-day, multiagency effort, of which the IRC was part, to distribute critical items like blankets, clothing, water containers and cookware to the more than 22,000 households (or about 110,000 people) in the camps in and around Goma. 
 
See our photo album on Facebook for the latest pictures of the relief effort.

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