The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.
The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.
LWF in Angola has raised an appeal whose purpose is on providing adequate and safe water supply to refugees living in Lóvua refugee settlement by installing water facilities. In addition, the project will provide communal/individual latrines and shower shelters for refugees. The Water and Sanitation intervention will be accompanied by initiatives to improve community awareness and emphasize on improved hygiene and sanitation practices among refugees with a special focus on safe disposal of refuse.
Through this project, refugees and host communities will have access to essential life-saving items, reduced vulnerability and realized hygiene, safety and human dignity through WASH support. The project will use the approach of training WASH committees and equipping them to manage project WASH facilities.