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Water for world's worst displacement crisis: Tearfund bring life-saving clean water to war-torn Congo as UN calls for international funding

22 Mar 2018

  1. For more information on our work in DRC, and requests for interviews, please call Sarah Baldwin in the Tearfund Media Team on 07776211518.
  2. Photo captions 
    1. Sifa Zawadi collects clean water from her local tap, installed by Tearfund 
    2. A community in the Kalehe territory collects clean running water for the first time 
    3. A woman in Kalehe shows a leaflet of the new hygiene practices they will follow 
  3. The Belgian Government provides grants to NGOs to deliver sustainable human development projects. Its vision is to work with its partners to construct a just, fair and sustainable world in which each person can live in peace, safety and freedom and protected from poverty. Information available here: https://www.tearfund.org/en/about_us/how_we_work/institutional_donors/ 
  4. Statistics used in this press release are taken from IRIN News agency, humanitarian news reporter. https://www.irinnews.org/in-depth/crumbling-congo-making-humanitarian-emergency 
  5. Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency and a member of the Disasters’ Emergency Committee. Founded in 1968, Tearfund has been working around the world for 50 years responding to disasters and helping lift communities out of poverty. For more information about the work of Tearfund, please visit www.tearfund.org
  6. Statement from the Under Secretary General can be found here https://bit.ly/2HWrXTO
  7. More information on UN in DRC here: http://www.unocha.org/drc
Sifa collects water in Kalehe
Running water for the first time
A beneficiary displayed the leaflet she received on hand-washing

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