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Disasters and Emergencies

Dans l'un de mes articles precedents, j'avais evoque la situation dramatique occasionnee par les guerres incessantes dans la partie Est de la RDC. J'avais demontre que l'insecurite grandissante a l'Est de mon pays a entraine plusieurs deplacements des populations, lesquels sont a la recherche d'un endroit quelque peu securise. Je vous ai encore laisse voir a quel degre les femmes continue a subir, combien l'insecurite permanente expose leurs vies y compris celles de leurs enfants. C'est dans ce contexte la que dans la nuit du 13 au 14 juillet, une catastrophe naturelle s'etait produite au quartier Gihamba, en commune d'Ibanda. La famille de Monsieur Machara, ayant fuis l'insecurite en territoire de Walungu etait venue acheter une parcelle dans un site se trouvant sur une forte pente, car la ville de Bukavu etant actuellement tres saturee, il n'ya plus d'espace libre pour accueillir de nouvelles constructions, sauf, des sites impropres, deja endommages. C'est ainsi qu'au cours de la nuit ci haut, une grosse pierre est venue du dessus, pour tomber sur la maison. L'epouse de Mr Machara enceinte de son etat, y compris ses six enfants avaient perdus leurs vies dans cette catastrophe.
Actions a mener ; Faire des plaidoyers pour que l'insecurite mette fin a l'Est du Pays
Mener plusieurs lobbying pour le retour de la Paix en RDC,
Executer des projets de reboisement en vue de la protection des sites impropres et degrades.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

In one of my previous articles, I evoked the dramatic situation occasioned by the incessant wars in the eastern part of the DRC. I demonstrated that the growing insecurity in the east of my country has many causes displacements of populations, which are in search of a place somewhat securise. I have yet seen at issues to which women continues to undergo, how permanent insecurity exposes their lives including that of their children.

It is in this context that on the night of July 13 to 14, a natural disaster area was occurred in Gihamba in municipality of Ibanda. Mr. Machara family, who fled insecurity from Walungu was coming to buy a plot in a site located on a steep slope, as the city of Bukavu is currently very saturated, there is no more free space for accommodate new constructions, except unsuitable sites, already damaged. Thus, in the course of the night , a large stone came from above, falling on the house. The wife of Mr Machara who was pregnant, and her six children had lost their lives in this disaster.

Actions to take;
Make pleas for an end to insecurity in the east of the country;
Conduct several lobbying for the return of peace in the DRC;
Run reforestation projects for the protection of sites unsuitable and degraded.

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translation: DISASTERS AND EMERENCIES

In one of my previous articles, I evoked the dramatic situation occasioned by the incessant wars in the eastern part of the DRC. I demonstrated that the growing insecurity in the east of my country has many causes displacements of populations, which are in search of a place somewhat securise. I have yet seen at issues to which women continues to undergo, how permanent insecurity exposes their lives including that of their children.

It is in this context that on the night of July 13 to 14, a natural disaster area was occurred in Gihamba in municipality of Ibanda. Mr. Machara family, who fled insecurity from Walungu was coming to buy a plot in a site located on a steep slope, as the city of Bukavu is currently very saturated, there is no more free space for accommodate new constructions, except unsuitable sites, already damaged. Thus, in the course of the night , a large stone came from above, falling on the house. The wife of Mr Machara who was pregnant, and her six children had lost their lives in this disaster.

Actions to take;
Make pleas for an end to insecurity in the east of the country;
Conduct several lobbying for the return of peace in the DRC;
Run reforestation projects for the protection of sites unsuitable and degraded.

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
:: Foreign Correspondent || Researcher
:: Blog: www.balobeshayi.com
:: Skype: beka.trixie
:: Twitter: @Kabutakapua

Dear Ms. Madeleine Bwenge,

I hear you, I will help. I will figure out a peaceful, lawful, positive way to help. Keep writing and tell us about what is going on in eastern DRC and if you are starting to see any positive changes. God bless you.

Sheila
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Wapenzi Bi Madeleine Bwenge,

Nasikia wewe, Mimi nitawasaidia. Nami takwimu nje ya amani, halali, chanya njia ya kusaidia. Keep kuandika na kutuambia kuhusu kinachoendelea katika mashariki mwa DRC na kama wewe ni mapya ya kuona mabadiliko yoyote chanya. Mungu akubariki.

Sheila
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Madame Madeleine Bwenge,

Je vous entends, je vous aiderai. Je vais trouver une solution pacifique, légitime, de manière positive pour aider. Continuer à écrire et nous raconter ce qui se passe dans l'Est de la RDC et si vous commencez à voir des changements positifs. Que Dieu vous bénisse.

Sheila

Sheila

Mila's picture

Thank you Madeleine

Hi Madeleine,

Thank you so much for writing and being a part of the WorldPulse community. Wow, what a sad story! I am so sorry to hear that this happened to Mr. Machara's family. My heart goes out to him and the rest of the people in the DRC. I really liked that you included suggested actions to take in your writing. Next time, I would love to have you write more. All the best to you,

Mila

jacquesato's picture

Thanks for sharing

Madeleine, I found what you told us really interesting. In your opinion, how your country can find peace again?

Jacqueline

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