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7,000 people receive household items and hygiene kits in DRC!

Since January 2016, torrential rains in the health zone of Manono, in theSouth-Eastern part of the Tanganiyka province of DRC, have caused heavy flooding. 56,000 people living in the territory of Manono have been exposed to the consequences of natural disasters.

Between July and September 2016, the floods that have occurred have caused considerable damage and loss for the communities, destroying agricultural fields and houses. To respond to urgent needs of these populations, ACTED, with support from the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported 750 vulnerable families through the distribution of basic necessities such as cooking utensils and soaps. In addition, more than 1,000 women and girls aged 15-45 received intimate hygiene kits and participated in awareness sessions on the proper use of these kits.