Reference : V-P-CD-E-00837
Date : 22/11/2008
Caption : Kibati. A mother does the washing near an ICRC installed water point in a camp for the displaced .
Photographer : MILTCHEVA, Olga
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Photo prise le 22 novembre 2008.
Extracts from 16-12-2008 ICRC Operational update :
Democratic Republic of the Congo: the displaced urgently need assistance
The ICRC is using the current relative stability to reach and assist the victims of the armed conflict in North Kivu. The humanitarian situation is an ongoing source of concern for the ICRC, even though there has been less fighting in recent weeks.

General situation

While the conflict between the armed opposition and government forces is on hold, fighting has continued sporadically in some parts of North Kivu. These skirmishes have triggered further displacement as villagers try to escape the violence. Violations of international humanitarian law continue to be a cause for concern, as is the plight of the 250,000 displaced persons in the Kivus who remain cut off from their homes and livelihoods.
In the Kibati camps near Goma, the ICRC and the Congolese Red Cross continue to supply 80,000 litres of water to two distribution points – Kanyarutchinia and Munigui – every day to meet the needs of 30,000 displaced people.

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