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About 12,000 people in the war-ravaged region of Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will receive food and other critical supplies thanks to a donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church collaborated with humanitarian organization Women of Faith to purchase emergency supplies worth about US$300,000 and distribute them to families and individuals affected by the conflict in the eastern region of the DRC this year.

Elima Banze Nadine, national coordinator of Women of Faith, was assisted by Général Sylvain Ekenge, humanitarian aid advisor to the North-Kivu military governor, and Charles Shabani, local representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Goma, DRC.

Eighty-seven percent of those displaced by the war were staying with host families. The rest were living in schools and churches. The most vulnerable among those helped were people with disabilities, older adults, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, widows, and orphans.

Each aid kit contained a 25 kg bag of rice, a 25 kg bag of beans, a 25 kg bag of flour, a 5 liter can of cooking oil, salt, sugar, soap, clothing, a mask, and a small amount of money for transportation.

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