Displaced people in eastern DR Congo get relief aid from IOM

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IOM staff guides displaced people during the distribution of non-food assistance at the Bulengo settlement

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has completed a four-day operation to distribute items to about 6,500 displaced households in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The non-food items received by the displaced people at the spontaneous Bulengo settlement included plastic sheeting, sleeping mats, blankets, soap, kitchen sets, feminine hygiene, jerry cans, clothing and water basins.

IOM says the operation at Bulengo was part of a larger campaign that involved several United Nations agencies and their partners to help thousands of displaced families in the region.

According to IOM, Bulengo is one of the largest known spontaneous sites in the Kivus, where approximately 35,000 people have been living in precarious conditions for the past two months.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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