Nyirarukundo Anonciate, 39 (far left) standing next to her husband Saidi Olivier, 39, outside their shelter alongside their neighbours in Mpati village as cold, thick clouds are covering the area. Most in this settlement are internally displaced from within North Kivu province.
“In my home village I was a farmer. When the clashes broke out, I fled with my family. I was during the night. I couldn’t save anything except my children and my wife. I lost four pigs, three goats and our clothes. I have lost all necessary things we had in our household like plates etc.
“Since we arrived to Mpati we have had many problems. We lack food, clothes, proper shelter etc. The children are not in school because we don’t have the money for school fees. Every day I struggle to supply food for my family.
He always offers his services to cultivate the fields belonging to the host community. He works in the fields everyday from 6am to 4pm.
He has not received any humanitarian assistance since arriving to Mpati.
Saidi has no hope of returning to his home village due to the insecurity there.
In the Mpati area in North Kivu province, NRC is implementing a multi-sector assistance programme funded by the European Commission (ECHO). The programme aims to improve lives for displaced populations and the most vulnerable host families by offering education, food security and legal assistance. The two ongoing ECHO funded programmes in North and South Kivu provinces, implemented by NRC, are reaching a total of 174. 675 people (25.596 households).
Photo credit: Christian Jepsen/NRC. March 2017
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