This needs assessment was conducted by People in Need (PIN) and Rebuild Hope for Africa (RHA) in October 2016, in order to identify needs on the Punia-Kasese axe – which is typically considered “inaccessible” due to the extremely poor condition of the road. The assessment was also prepared to clarify feasible intervention modalities, in order to inform project design. This initial findings document precedes the full assessment report, and its purpose is to share key data with OCHA and partners rapidly in order to support humanitarian planning.
It was Burundi in East Africa along with Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan that were the largest source countries of refugees last year. After the presidential elections in Burundi, instability and politically motivated violence forced thousands of Burundians to flee Burundi to the neighbouring countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) already overwhelmed with many problems on its own. Given the ongoing instability in Burundi, many refugees have remained in the DRC and their future is uncertain.
Irene Danysh worked for People in Need in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As a Head of Programmes she was also responsible for health programmes in the province of South Kivu. "The biggest challenge in healthcare is getting the government to take up its share of responsibility," she mentioned in the interview and adds that strict protocols holding health personnel responsible for their work have been implemented by PIN team.
What are the main problems the Congolese people face every day in Kitutu?