Calling for an end to violence
“Although some people are starting to return to their homes, in the fragile relative calmness of the last few weeks, the needs remain high and our access to people is limited,” said Davide Occhipinti, MSF’s project coordinator in Drodro. “We will be unable to follow these people to Drodro if it is not safe for the health care staff," he said.
“Those who remain in Rhoe have nowhere to go. The communities fighting in the area have been neglected for too long and we will not solve their problems with bandages and medicines. The Congolese state and its international partners need to take responsibility for reversing the dynamics of this vicious cycle that leads to more and more deaths, injuries, and displacement," said Occhipinti.
In Ituri, MSF supports four general referral hospitals, 12 health centers, three health posts, and 32 community care sites in the health zones of Drodro, Nizi, Bambu, and Angumu for the management of pediatric diseases, malnutrition, malaria, sexual violence and mental health.