Mercy Corps is ramping up efforts to get more water to families who continue fleeing the volatile situation in Goma. Teams are focused on maintaining sanitation and increasing the water capacity at Mugunga 3 camp, where the population has ballooned from 60,000 to nearly 100,000 people.
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Photo: Reuters/James Akena, courtesy Thomson Reuters Foundation - AlertNet

Mercy Corps is ramping up efforts to get more water to families who continue fleeing the volatile situation in Goma. Teams are focused on maintaining sanitation and increasing the water capacity at Mugunga 3 camp, where the population has ballooned from 60,000 to nearly 100,000 people.

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Photo: Reuters/James Akena, courtesy Thomson Reuters Foundation - AlertNet

The recent battle for Goma between Congolese forces and M23 rebels forced a large concentration of internally displaced people to flee west of the city. It also severed the city’s electricity supply, idling the machinery that pumps water to most of the city’s population.
Mercy Corps is supplying the camps with additional generator fuel, chlorine to purify the water, and supplies to build additional latrines and hand-washing stations. In the photo above, Mercy Corps’ Senior Tech Advisor Albert Reichert is working to get clean water into a displacement camp.
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The recent battle for Goma between Congolese forces and M23 rebels forced a large concentration of internally displaced people to flee west of the city. It also severed the city’s electricity supply, idling the machinery that pumps water to most of the city’s population.

Mercy Corps is supplying the camps with additional generator fuel, chlorine to purify the water, and supplies to build additional latrines and hand-washing stations. In the photo above, Mercy Corps’ Senior Tech Advisor Albert Reichert is working to get clean water into a displacement camp.

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My family tries to be strong, but I can see the fear through their eyes. I have one little brother who is seven years old. He used to be a very active boy, but now he prefers to stay beside my mom and all his drawings are about the violence and about children being hurt. He has lost his appetite for food and play. We try to help him not be afraid, we always read him stories and play with him so he can forget what is going on outside.

Maissa Abdul-halim Abu Samra, a member of our youth leadership program in Gaza. As the hostilities between Israel and Gaza bring increased airstrikes and escalating violence, members of our youth leadership program in Gaza are sharing how the conflict is affecting their lives.

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As the hostilities between Israel and Gaza bring increased airstrikes and escalating violence, members of our youth leadership program in Gaza are writing about how the conflict is affecting their lives.
Gaza is one of seven places around the world where we’re working to build an international network of young leaders who think globally and act locally. They’re learning about social issues, global needs and alternative dispute resolution, exchanging ideas across borders and inspiring their peers to take action on critical humanitarian issues.
Read their stories.

As the hostilities between Israel and Gaza bring increased airstrikes and escalating violence, members of our youth leadership program in Gaza are writing about how the conflict is affecting their lives.

Gaza is one of seven places around the world where we’re working to build an international network of young leaders who think globally and act locally. They’re learning about social issues, global needs and alternative dispute resolution, exchanging ideas across borders and inspiring their peers to take action on critical humanitarian issues.

Read their stories.

Our own Cassandra Nelson has spent the past week working in the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, about six miles from the Syrian border. The camp was opened less than a month ago to receive Syrians fleeing the violence in their country.
Over 20,000 Syrian refugees have moved into Za’atari camp already, and the pace of new arrivals to the camp has more than doubled, with more than 14,000 arriving in the past week alone. Read more.
Photo by Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Our own Cassandra Nelson has spent the past week working in the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, about six miles from the Syrian border. The camp was opened less than a month ago to receive Syrians fleeing the violence in their country.

Over 20,000 Syrian refugees have moved into Za’atari camp already, and the pace of new arrivals to the camp has more than doubled, with more than 14,000 arriving in the past week alone. Read more.

Photo by Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps