The social officer at the FDNT, Ms. Sarah Biselele at a press conference in Goma

Kinshasa, June 6th, 2021 (CPA).- The social officer within the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation (FDNT), Ms. Sarah Biselele explained the objectives entrusted to her by the first lady, namely, to inquire about the post-humanitarian situation. eruption and determine what were the emergency needs of the displaced and disaster-stricken populations, during a press briefing on Saturday, in Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu,

Ms. Biselele said that the determination of First Lady Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi is to act quickly and well, in order to create an air bridge between Kinshasa-Kigali-Goma.“After having helped the population in Kahembe, Rutshuru, Mujoga and Mugunga, as well as the members of the OVG, the support work will continue including with the gradual return to normal observed in particular, with the reopening of the Goma airport, ”she explained.

The FDNT communications officer, Ludovic Diomi, who summed up the aid provided by the foundation in figures, said 160 tons of food and non-food were distributed to 70,000 people affected and displaced in this part of the country.

These figures are based on estimates provided by civil protection and the provincial division of humanitarian affairs, he said.

Elsewhere, he expressed relief at the arrest of those who have diverted some of the food initially intended for the displaced in Rutshuru.

The Foundation’s administrator, Mr. Bahaya, said it was good for justice to do its job seriously in this case of misappropriation of this aid from the first lady to these vulnerable people.

As a reminder, the social officer within the FDNT, Sarah Biselele held this press briefing in order to provide an information point on the Foundation’s activities in the city of Goma at the bedside of the victims and the displaced following the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on May 22nd.

More than 200 tonnes of food distributed to more than 70,000 displaced people from Goma

The FCNT ended its humanitarian mission of more than a week in the province of North Kivu, victim of the disaster of the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano.

During a lively press briefing at the Ihusi hotel in Goma, the delegation noted that more than 200 tonnes of food and non-food items were distributed to a displaced population estimated at over 70,000 souls, including the victims.

According to Ludovic Diomi, communication officer of the foundation, the assistance was carried out successfully to the great satisfaction of the beneficiaries.

Responding to journalists on a presumption of misappropriation of assistance in the territory of Rutshuru, the communication officer of the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation (FDNT) shed light by indicating that despite the fact that the FDNT has instructed the local authorities to distributing aid, some of them tried to remove part mainly in Rutshuru territory. Serious investigations have been undertaken, said Ludovic who reassured that the provincial authority was seized of this situation and that certain alleged hijackers were arrested and put to the gnoufs.

As part of the continuation of assistance in favor of the vulnerable, the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation, studies of the needs of the population are underway for assistance in medicines already planned by this structure set up by the wife of the Chief. of the State within the framework of social interventions.

As a reminder, since last Sunday the foundation has assisted scientists from the Goma Volcanological Observatory (OVG), the displaced persons installed at the Kahembe primary school in the Munigi group, in the territory of Nyiragongo, the disaster victims and displaced persons established in the he Mujoga primary school, in the Kibati group, in the same territory, displaced people living in Rutshuru and finally the displaced people based in Mugunga, western district of Goma. ACP/

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