DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
LEAGUE FOR PEOPLE REBUILDING AND REINSTATEMENT- DR CONGO
THE HUMANITARIAN ANALYSIS REPORT
“The women and children victim of war in North-Kivu continue waiting your support please!”
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Analyzing the DRC situations
The conflict in the Eastern regions of the country has a serious impact to the people of North-Kivu region. The wars in this area have destabilized the whole economy with its impact seeping into other regions. Another huge factor is the mass economic raping of the countries national resources. According the UN report, the M23 that is qualified as the Rwandan and Ugandan rebel movements continue raping the region in which the agenda of empowering civilians to live peacefully exercising their democratic rights and sustaining themselves economically and their families has been hijacked by people with unscrupulous motives with devastating results to the development of the nation. There are many abuses which have destabilized the country and caused great distress too many citizens living in these regions in the North, East and Eastern DRC. Since 1996 until now, there have been constant reports of mass raping, executions, robbing and total destruction and brutalization to many villages and their inhabitants. Here under, you will have some humanitarian analysis about the situation of Congo DR. See how you can do in order to save life for many people which are waiting your support to them. If you have any suggestion about that, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Thanks a lot.
Vulnerability to Conflict
It is estimated that multiple raping, destruction, illegal seizure of property and execution of villagers and rural populations has contributed to the lack of economic development within the country as a whole. War criminals that have been identified and linked to atrocities with evidence have often not been brought to justice and have been allowed to remain in the country some of whom have continued to terrorize the population. International warrants for war crimes and criminals in some instances have been issued for several known perpetrators and have been outstanding for more than a few years, but to date the government has failed to arrest these criminals and bring them to justice. The resulting impact of this negligence is that people no longer have faith in the government to restore justice, peace and safety in the Eastern and North Eastern regions of DRC.
Women and children have been slaughtered and whole villages in some regions have been burnt down. The repressiveness of the army and militant rebel groups means that many are not held to account and there has been little in the way of International prosecution and interventions with the government not participating in the reprimanding of criminals. Human rights have been an issue long debated yet little progression has been made on this front. With war criminals being allowed to stand as candidates in local elections in areas where they have in the past instilled fear, been involved and orchestrated raping, looting and effectively committed/executed orders for mass murdering of civilians.
As a result of this conflict and political failure most of the population of DRC, continue to live in poverty. Overall 50% of the nation’s citizens in DRC live below the National Poverty Rate according to World Bank. Life expectancy has fallen according to United Nations and World Bank reports in the last thirty years. Indicating that despite huge increases in aid and medical assistance being provided to DRC in the last ten years, progress with regards to life expectancy and poverty alleviation within DRC remains unachievable whilst conflict continues.
The recent economic exploitation has also been marred with war crimes, inclusive of sexually violent acts against women. According to a study in 2011 in the American Journal of Public Health, the estimated figures were that nearly two million women have been raped in the DRC during the conflict period within the projected time frame. Until now, the women sexual violence equated to approx 430,000 rapes taking place in the period of a year and that mass raping was widely spread in DRC and not just confined to conflict areas as was originally suspected. There is 4 out of 10 women which is victim of sexual violence. Desensitization may have occurred due to sexual crimes becoming so commonplace and complacency has set in ignoring the right of women to refuse sexual participation either through refusal to participate in certain sexual acts or on occasions to refuse any sexual participation, even within relationships now being ignored and violated.
Women being disowned due to being raped by external rapists, by husbands also deterred reporting of rape crimes, so there is reluctance on the part of the victims of sexual crimes to report them, indicative that the real figures may be significantly higher. The study also excluded younger children, older women and males, who have also been raped and attacked so the true figures of victims of sexual violence could be extremely understated.
According to Amnesty International, Sexual exploitation in the regions where this has all taken place has also occurred with reports of women being forced to enter into prostitution in the mines with girls as young as 12 and 13 years of age being reported to have been forced to work in the mines as prostitutes in return for food, shelter and clothing. Having been displaced lost their families and destitute some have had no choice, some have been kidnapped and forced into this lifestyle and others have been sold into the slavery due to coming from impoverished homes. They often contract HIV/Aids and other diseases, get pregnant and then are abandoned.
Dependence on Aid
Dependence on Aid from donors has more than quadrupled in the last twelve years. Due to the internal conflict there has been no correlating improvement by reducing poverty figures, improved school enrollment has risen slightly but completion figures have not improved significantly in correlation, similarly there is no improvement to better roads, transport or healthcare on the ground. Part of this can be blamed on the rebel factions but the government has not helped this situation by failing to invest much needed resources into the crucial areas and entering into deals that devalue the nation’s assets.
Social & Economic Impact
Infant Mortality Rates
The Democratic Republic of Congo hosts some of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, “six out of ten infants do not reach their fifth birthdays”. With one of the top ten highest mortality rates for children up to the age of five in the world DRC is quickly becoming a huge priority for disaster recovery organizations.
Since illegal mining and extraction started land that was once used for subsistence farming has been looted for mining purposes. Leaving food prices in the regions affected high and resulting in malnourishment which has affected citizens.
Access to Water
Recent visitors to DRC witness that even in the capital water resources are often cut off during the day. Leaving residents unable to wash clothes and attend to basic hygiene needs. Most people try to buy bottled water as it is felt that local water supplies are not safe enough to drink without further treatment. Though when bottle water supplies are not available many will revert to local supplies however they are not deemed as safe. In the rural areas there is little pollution control and companies have been challenged for poisoning local water supplies. However these challenges tend to originate from external visitors, journalists and community stakeholder groups as inadequate monitoring is being carried out by the government in this respect in the regions affected to deter corporate abuse.
According to the Abuja declaration in 2001 African governments agreed and signed up to a charter committing 15% of government spending to medical provisions. However, according to World Bank figures in 2010 the medical expenditure in DRC continued to fall very short of this percentage mark and only realized 5% of the government budget.
Educational Attainment Rates
Literacy figures are unavailable but according to World Bank in 2010 reports only 59% percent of primary school children completed that’s almost half the population receiving less than primary school education. Considering 50% of the population live below the national poverty line it’s clear to see there is a correlation between school completion rates and rates of those living in poverty naturally the correlation would indicate those living poverty were less likely to send and fund their children’s school attendance and completion feeding into a perpetual cycle of poverty and lack of educational attendance and attainment. In reality this figure may be slightly inflated with little information coming from rural areas, children who work and never register or receive treatment and street children who fall through the net untracked are unlikely to be projected within these figures and included in this statistical compilation.
The L2R organization continue supporting peoples victim of war particularly women and children:
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L2R (League for people Rebuilding and Reinstatement) is a Non Government Organization founded in 2009 by JOHN VULUME in order to help people living with trauma, against vulnerability and poverty by rebuilding people capacities and Reinstated them in their communities. Thus, after 25 years each other vulnerable people at the Eastern region of DR Congo will be recovered and have a place to play in his own community; after that, each one will contribute himself in any way for the country rebuilding and development. Our main vision is to relieve all people from bad situations to the good one by making the evidence on personal potentialities according the community opportunities. Until now, Two programs are executed in North-Kivu: TRAUMA-COUNSELING for healing Trauma wounds with some humanitarian assistances and ENTERPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM and scholarship for children Education in order to initiate people to have the entrepreneurship culture and create enterprise projects.
L2R realizing his activities under the authorization N° 5072/130/CG/N.51/2011 and the Regional agreement N° 01/ 059/CAB/GP-NK/2013 signed by the North Kivu Governor as a juridical personality.
His main office is based at BUTEMBO, North Kivu, Mususa comune, 94 vutetse quarter in DR Congo. For further information’s, contact: +243 997492271 and +243 819226287; Email: email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some L2R activities
The Orphans and the Children Caring
Everywhere in all cities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are a serious problem of street and abandoned children. Since the war in 1996, the DRC country knows the problem of orphans, street children, and girls’ victim of motherhood and so on. These children are abandoned to themselves, without any means. They are orphans, malnourishment and victim of HIV/AIDS. They need your help and want to go at school not in the streets, not be victim of all bloodthirsty ideologies. They want to live in a good moral and win they lives. Actually, L2R caring without any support 120 abandoned children.
About children from the street, L2R continue to accomplish the diaconal and prophetic mission in order to relieve each one from the bad situations to the good one. Our wish is to contribute for the street children transformation and the children challenges. L2R with the with the support of volunteers continue to facilitate the benefactors’ reinstatement by the entrepreneurship training; so that they will have a basic education in key enterprise area up to a reasonable standard and provide for themselves and their families in the future.
According our vision, we are now in process to make down the Entrepreneurship Training Centre that we call “CIAP” in short in order to help children and youth to have a basic education in key enterprise area. By this, L2R fixes as results according three goals: Training, capacity building and support. This centre will support firstly children and women in vulnerability situations.
According the L2R vision based on the ENTERPRISE PROJECTS as the safest way struggling against poverty and eradicated vulnerability, we are continuing to recover women victim of sexual abuse as you see this picture. In this case, L2R in this way wants to: Assist people in poverty as children and women victim of war to start their own Enterprise (Business/Social enterprise) either individually or with other benefactors in a Group or individually; provide each People with a basic education in key enterprise area up to a reasonable standard; provide each benefactor with a certificate and training qualification endorsed by a DRC National Institute of professional preparation (INPP), providing access for them to further education and equipping them with secure options and educational knowledge; so they can provide for themselves and their families in the future.
The direct benefactors of this project are children and Women victim of war. They will have a basic education in key enterprise area. Those benefactors will be assisting to start their own enterprise projects (social/business enterprise projects) as a small enterprise producing goods and services and will be accompanying in their business. Each benefactor completes an applicant form that it’s help us to know how is our benefactor’s situation. In this case, this applicant facilitates the L2R volunteers in field.
For this year 2013, L2R had now trained 60 children and women. But, we have any money to support their small projects. See what you can do in this case for them.
The Football and Basketball activities
The sport is best peace vector and therapy or mental relaxation. Girls and boys can meet together around the ball in view to exchange and research solutions about their problems. Thus, in the setting to make the sport as vector of peace, like a therapy, to assure the cohesion between young’s and to strengthen the peace in particular in the North Kivu province and in the Great lake region, L2R organize scholars youth tournament, the relaxation activities. To arrive there, L2R formed various clubs of young in different districts with schools in this locality. Different matches have been organized in city of Goma to see with youngsters of Gisenyi/Rwanda of which the club of girls took part there.
Sensitization of the population for the reduction of criminality and the consumption of drugs;
Multiplication of the communal monitoring clubs and clubs of youngsters; sporty meeting organization in view to unite youth to the tour of a ball and to make the sport as vector of the peace;
Backing of volunteer capacities on the management of stress, risks and disasters; Social and economic activities, the school of youth and girls mothers;
Multiplication of communal resocialization sittings in view of a fast raising of the population in crisis (social networks) ;
Sensitization on the Kind and development of women in farming surroundings;
Please, support L2R organization and all these activities
Butembo, 16 th of October 2013
John VULUME, the GS and BIENVENU the