DR Congo: help for thousands of people in Goma
07-12-2012 Photo gallery
Following recent events that rocked Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), efforts are ongoing to help the displaced and wounded. An ICRC surgical team is working around the clock to operate on the most seriously wounded patients. More than 300 children who became separated from their families in the turmoil have been registered by the ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are being looked after by local associations, transit centres for children and host families. The ICRC is continuing to truck drinking water to places where people have taken refuge and to two hospitals in Goma. Food and essential household items are also being distributed to those who are most in need. This gallery of recent photos shows the terrible conditions endured by the inhabitants of Goma and the ICRC's efforts to help them.