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Your gift will be a lifeline for people living in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

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The situation is desperate, but you can help

Oudo* is just 11 years old, yet has already suffered so much. When his village was attacked, his family was forced to flee, leaving everything behind – including the school that Oudo loved attending.

The family now live in cramped conditions in a camp filled with thousands of other people who have also fled for their lives. ‘We are suffering,’ Oudo shares. ‘At home I ate well, every day. Here we hardly eat and are never full. I miss my house, but I won’t go back because there are lots of wars.’

‘I have nothing...’ Oudo’s mother, Bamanyisa*, adds. ‘I have no clothes, no kitchen utensils and no mattresses. Even finding something to eat is a serious problem… I fear my children will get sick because they do not eat enough.’

Every moment counts. Please give what you can to help children like Oudo today.

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Please help us reach even more families in urgent need

More than 3 million children like Oudo have fled their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and need your help. Tearfund is doing all we can to support them, but with coronavirus, the recent volcanic eruption in Goma and other disasters, our resources are being stretched like never before.

Tearfund is providing clean drinking water, hand washing stations, emergency toilets and hygiene awareness for people living in the camps.

Your gift will be a lifeline to families like Oudo’s and will provide them with the urgent essentials they desperately need to survive.

Don’t let children like Oudo become a lost generation

‘When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor, if I can find a way to continue studying,’ shares Oudo.

Millions of children like Oudo have so much God-given potential, but right now all their parents can focus on is their survival. By helping provide the essentials they need, you can empower children like Oudo to step into the future they deserve.

Please keep them in your prayers. ‘If other people can pray for me, let them pray to God to give us food, a house and to bless my mother with a job,’ asks Oudo.

Thank you for your continued support – your gift and prayers will be a lifeline for people living in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

*Names changed to protect identities

DRC Emergency Appeal

Your gift will be a lifeline for people living in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

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