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news | March 30, 2012 | Rep. Congo | Emergency

Emergency relief for Congo blast victims

BRAZZAVILLE [ACTED News] - Relief organizations are coordinating efforts to support the 125,000 people affected by the 4 March blast in Mpila, Brazzaville, 13,000 of which are without resources, live in nine displacement sites, and benefit from basic relief from the humanitarian community.

ACTED has been able to fit flooring in the transitional shelters, protecting families against flooding that affects the country at this time of year. ACTED teams supervised the shipment of wooden planks, until their fitting in the displacement camps. On top of the logistical support, ACTED intends to respond to populations’ needs in terms of sanitation infrastructure, with support from the US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

Finally, assessments are underway in order to estimate the full extent of affected populations’ needs, and their geographic spread throughout Brazzaville. Mapping is also ongoing, with the information collected in the assessments, and should allow to clearly identify victims and better know their needs.

ACTED works in close collaboration with the Congolese Ministry of Social, Humanitarian and Solidarity Affairs.

Read the map about emergency in Brazzaville made by ACTED's teams.