[ACNS source: Episcopal Relief and Development] Episcopal Relief and Development is aiding over one thousand displaced families in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after continued violence and ethnic clashes. Villages have been ransacked and homes have been burnt throughout the region. Over 400 people were killed in recent weeks. Thousands of people have fled to other areas in the Congo and neighboring Uganda.
"It is very unfortunate that the situation in the northeastern region of the Congo has worsened again," said the Rt. Rev. P. B. Njojo, Bishop of Boga. "There are currently thousands of people scattered along the border who are not receiving any assistance."
Episcopal Relief and Development will provide emergency food, temporary shelter, and medicine to displaced Congolese families. ERD's grant of $22,000 to the Diocese of Boga will give emergency assistance to these families currently in Rwebisengo, Fort-Portal, and Karugutu in Uganda and Lac Albert in the Congo.
Ayana M. Davis
Public Relations Associate
Episcopal Relief and Development
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