Shit in Emergencies: Impact of CLTS in DR Congo

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Tearfund is using CLTS in North Kivu, DRC. Sanitation and public health are challenging issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While peace was officially declared in 2002 in DRC, conflict between various armed groups and atrocities against civilians continues. Armed groups – located especially in North Kivu and South Kivu are known to violate and loot communities in the region. Communities in these regions continue to live in the midst of instability and uncertainty as they attempt to rebuild their lives after the war, and maintain healthy communities. Thus, the effects of the conflict can still be felt as few people have access to basic services, particularly water and sanitation, which poses serious health threats such as the spread of water-borne and sanitation related diseases.

Find out more about Tearfund’s work with CLTS in DRC and read a case study about Tongo, NOrth Kivu

Date: 20 March 2012
Country: 
Democratic Republic of Congo