Faraway, not Forgotten: Helping remote communities in DR Congo

Published: Apr 2, 2024 Reading time: 1 minute
Faraway, not Forgotten: Helping remote communities in DR Congo
© Foto: Zawadi Izabayo

We are bringing testimonies from the most remote areas of South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Often, these places are reachable only on foot. Together with the European Union, we are fighting malnutrition and supporting health centres. Humanitarian workers from People in Need and the International Medical Corps recorded vlogs capturing their daily work in South Kivu.

Going the distance. The journey to Kahololo health centre is arduous. Our team reached their destination and filmed life there.

 Congolese children die from malnutrition. We are working to stop this. We treat children with Plumpy’Nut—a highly nutritious peanut-based paste that is effective at combating malnutrition. Our team supplies remote health centres with this therapeutic food for children and brings hope to their families.

Child malnutrition is preventable, even in the most remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide cooking demonstrations to teach parents how to prepare a nutritious porridge from locally available ingredients, such as flour, oil, leaves, and fish.

Together with the European Union, we are fighting malnutrition and supporting health centres in South Kivu province, the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Autor: Zawadi Izabayo

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