What Oxfam is doing
The surge in fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has recently forced tens of thousands of people to seek safety inside the city of Goma and in nearby camps. Oxfam has been providing life-saving aid to displaced people at three sites near the city since July 2012.
Last updated January 2013
Oxfam is stepping up its response to help 80,000 people in Mugunga and Lac Vert camps and within Goma, such as at the Don Bosco site where thousands of people are sheltering in dire conditions. Oxfam trucks are delivering clean water and our teams are constructing new latrines to help prevent the spread of cholera. We are also setting up new water systems for a new camp at Bulengo, which will shelter the overspill from other camps.
Oxfam is also working in Rwanda and Uganda, and aims to reach a total of 230,000 across the region.