Launching the Campaign for Solidarity and Pacific Cohabitation between IDPs and the host communities in Goma DRCongo

Launching the Campaign for Solidarity and Pacific Cohabitation among Internally Displaced Persons and the Host Communities in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo

During the Friday Meeting in the Hall of COJESKI in Goma

Sunday March 17th, 2024 at 2pm at the SOTRAKI playing field pitch in Goma we shall launch this campaign here in Goma. After the official launch we shall also have a football match between IDPs and people from Kyeshero which host one IDP Camp in Goma. A plan for various activities has been developed and more actors are still encouraged to come in and join us.

In order to respond to the current situation affecting IDPs in Goma we have proposed the following campaigns:

The mobilization of funds in order to help IDPs in difficult situation, you can contribute towards this cause here:

Advocacy for improving their security in camps, so far the first activity to alert authorities in letter about insecurity in camps has been sent and more actions will continue until total security is restored in all camps and until order is restore in IDP Camps,

Solidarity and Pacific Cohabitation which aim at ensuring that the presence of IDPs does not raise tensions among the host communities, and that IDPs are not turned into gangs and criminals in order to affect the town of Goma,

Campaigns for lasting solution through peace and conflict resolution, which are the real solutions towards the situation of IDPs, we need to push hard for the end of the wars and violence, in order part but also address the root-causes of violence in North Kivu,

Planning meeting on Friday March 15th, 2024

The meeting held at the office of COJESKI North Kivu brought together actors from the New Dynamics of Civil Society in North, Youth Councils, the Media, and other Actors of the Civil Society in North Kivu, Civil Society organizations among others.

The meeting deliberated on series of activities including dialogue with authorities in order to promote peace and security in Goma and in IDPs Camps around Goma, the management of camps and transparency about the current relief aid.

A debate rose on the issue of people in Goma who are benefiting from the relief aid should continue or they should be encouraged to stop, no conclusion was reached because ideas did not converge on this issue.


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