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Diocesan Caritas of Wamba in DRC : Twelve water sources amid construction within communities through a humanitarian assistance project

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Kinshasa, 19 May 2014 (caritasdev.cd): Twelve water sources are under construction in 12 communities through a humanitarian assistance project implemented by the diocesan Caritas in the Diocese of Wamba, located in the north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

This project is intended for humanitarian assistance to IDPs, returnees and hosting families affected by the conflicts in the territory of Mambasa, Ituri in Province Orientale . It has a period of one year from November 2013 to October of this year 2014. Was funded by Trocaire (Caritas Ireland) reports caritasdev.cd Project humanitarian assistance to IDPs, returnees and host families victims of conflicts in the territory of Mambasa, Ituri in Orientale Province, as its title indicates, is conducted in Mambasa territory in the district of Ituri (radius 15 km).

Beneficiaries are among 1,464 households. Since this project began, it proceeded to the distribution of NFI these 1,464 households and delivered hygiene kits to 200 women and nursing. The project provided two distributions of food and agricultural inputs to 732 people. He also presented hoes, rakes, watering cans, peanuts, amaranth and beans to 253 households. Were also distributed to the displaced, returnees and host families food, flour corn, vegetable oil, salt .... The procurement is done on site.

  • Beneficiaries satisfied with first action of this kind

The beneficiaries are very happy with the assistance provided by the Caritas Wamba by the channel of this project, especially as it is a first action of its kind in the community. The project has rejected any social discrimination. All layers are represented among the beneficiaries. The action, however, often late, and the victims are getting impatient. The project brings hers in creating employment and help alleviate suffering has assisted population. Note that the head of this project is the Father Jean de Dieu AYBEKA.

  • Collaboration on ground

The execution of the project is collaboration between his team and the humanitarian actors on the ground and local authorities, especially in the distribution of aid. However, one must take into account the protection aspect acting mainly the elderly, disabled, women and those who are pregnant. Security in the middle where the project is being conducted in general. The day of the delivery of assistance that security is provided by the local authority.

JOSEPH KIALA