Caritas is appealing for more than US $2.6 million to assist people caught up in the latest conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
M23 rebels seized Goma, the provincial capital of Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern North Kivu province on 20 November from government forces.
Recent clashes have forced more than 140,000 people to flee their homes and seek refuge in camps or makeshift accommodation.
Local Caritas staff in Goma are working in challenging conditions with transport to provide those displaced with food and other aid items.
“Unlike the electricity, we operate full time and all our Caritas team members are in the field working around the clock,” said Fr Oswald Musoni , Director of Caritas Goma. “We have done assessments and have now started food distribution, provided by WFP in the largest camp.
“The situation is still very fluid , people are not sure what will happen next, but all the schools, […]