Kanyaruchinya: eight deaths recorded in the IDP site

Kanyaruchinya: eight deaths recorded in the IDP site

Eight people died between November 17 and 18, in the site of displaced persons who fled the fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 in Rutshuru territory to take refuge in Kanyaruchinya in Nyirangongo territory, in North Kivu, east of ground floor. These displaced people died of disease. The occupants speak of “dramatic conditions” in their camp. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

According to the president of the Kanyaruchinya site, these people, a 44-year-old woman and seven children, died at Kanyaruchinya health center and CBCA Ndosho hospital.

He said that these victims suffered from several pathologies including diarrhea and malaria.

In addition to these illnesses, the difficult conditions faced by these displaced people are the cause of these deaths.

In the meantime, the displaced people of Tongo, Kibirizi, Bambo in the territory of Rutshuru will benefit from medical kits.

Joseph Makundi, coordinator of civil protection in the region indicates that all the provisions are already in place.

He also announced community consultations in Goma, Walikale, Masisi, Nyiragongo, Beni, Butembo and Lubero “to develop a multi-risk contingency plan with the support of UNDP and the provincial government of North Kivu”.

He also urged the M23 rebels to open a humanitarian corridor on the Goma-Rutshuru axis in order to “allow humanitarian workers to access different localities to assist vulnerable civilians”.

The Congolese minister in charge of solidarity, Modeste Mutinga intervened to update the Council of Ministers on the humanitarian situation in North Kivu, particularly in Kanyaruchinya where he recently visited the populations
displaced.

According to new statistics, around 285,000 people have had to flee their households in Rutshuru territory, following hostilities between FARDC and M23 rebels since last October.

“The urgent needs are linked in particular to the lack of shelter, drinking water and latrines”, noted the minister.

The facilitator in the Congolese crisis, Kenya’s former president Uhuru Kenyatta spoke last week of a “catastrophic humanitarian situation” after visiting Kanyaruchinya and other corners around the city of Goma, regional capital of the province of North Kivu.

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