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DR CONGO: 300 displaced families provided food

Salesians at Don Bosco Shasha and Don Bosco Ngangi work to provide shelter, food and other supplies


(MissionNewswire) Mission Don Bosco, located in Turin, Italy, with the help of volunteers from the Salesian-run International Volunteering for Development (VIS), distributed food and soap to more than 300 families staying at the Don Bosco Shasha camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.* The food rations consisted of cornmeal, beans, vegetable oil and salt.

This distribution is part of ongoing humanitarian aid for the thousands of internally displaced people settled in camps in Goma and the surrounding areas. Salesians have been sheltering vulnerable people in the camps, including the elderly, those with disabilities, mothers and pregnant women, since the start of the fighting earlier in 2023.

The conflict has left more than 5.8 million people displaced across the provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika, according to UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency. Thousands of displaced people settled on the grounds of Don Bosco Shasha. Those impacted by the war are also going to Don Bosco Ngangi in Goma, where some 28,000 people sought shelter on the center’s grounds.

A Salesian missionary said, “Salesians are doing everything they can to help those who continue to live in precarious conditions and who lose the hope of returning to their villages as each day passes. Peace has been slow to return and people are doing the best they can to keep safe.”

Salesians at both Don Bosco Shasha and Don Bosco Ngangi are working to provide shelter, food and other supplies to people in need. Supplies are running low as people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Salesians around the globe are doing the best they can in offering support, especially in the form of food aid.



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ANS – D.R. Congo – Salesians help more than 300 displaced families in Don Bosco Shasha

Salesian Missions – Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNHCR – Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Any goods, services, or funds provided by Salesian Missions to programs located in this country were administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control

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