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February 27 2009

Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo): The distribution of emergency help goods from the Community of Sant'Egidio to the refugees of North-Kivu has started

 
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A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio composed  of 90 volunteers of the community of Bukavu, Goma, from the neighboring Rwanda, and from Rome with the  Ecclesiastical Assistant don Matteo Zuppi and don Francesco Tedeschi, began the distribution of the humanitarian help goods in the refugee camp of Mugunga 2, in the zone of Goma, in the North-Kivu.

 


This first distribution regarded 1000 families that received a tent and a package of garments.  With the next distributions we will get to help the 4000 familiar units presents in the field (for a total of about 20,000 persons).

t is a field that collects also the grievous story of many conflicts of the region, in fact since 1994 here settled the refugees escaping from the ruandese genocide, then the hutu refugees (always from the Rwanda), and then all of the refugees of the different waves of wars that bloodied in these last 15 years the region of the Great Lakes.

 

 
In this first distribution were privileged the persons with physical handicap and the elderly, that normally do not succeed getting help from the NGOs. 

In his greeting to the refugees don Matteo highlighted the importance of this distribution that wants to be a sign of hope and of peace.  The goods that were distributed are the fruit of a large collection that involved all the Community of Sant'Egidio in the world, and is the concrete sign of the friendship that is born from the Gospel that brings us close and next to the pain and to the suffering of many.  This same friendship is also the hope that soon it will be possible to return to live in peace and in safety. 


"Amani – that in swahili means "peace" – is a word that is written in our hearts, said don Matteo – and is also the name of God who gets close to every man and that does not forget anyone, today the Community with this gesture shows to all of you that noone is forgotten." 

The Community of Sant' Egidio also inaugurated planting symbolically a banbiera in the earthly one where will rise a school of "I pass" for about 300 children in which verrà ensured the compulsory education for the leading cycle supporting the work of a group of teachers, anch' you are refugees, that live in the same field.  The children and the teachers belong all to the village of Ngungu in the territory of the Masisi.


WE ADDRESS AN APPEAL TO ALL FOR SENDING
EMERGENCY RELIEF IN THE NORTH KIVU

 
or use (in Italy)
post office account no. 807040
Comunità di S.Egidio-ACAP Onlus
IBAN: IT67D0760103200000000807040

 


 


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