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LES CONSEQUENCES DE LA GUERRE A GOMA

Guerre : nom féminin (mot francique) épreuve de force entre Etats, entre peuples, entre partis : déclarer, faire la guerre. De bonne guerre loyalement, légitimement. De guerre basse en renonçant à la lutte après une longue résistance. Faire la guerre à quelque chose, lui faire constamment des réprimandes, des observations.
Les conséquences de la guerre à GOMA, ne sont plus à démontrer, elles touchent différents secteurs, de la vie. Ces conséquences ont un impact négatif à la province voisine du Sud-Kivu, dont le chef lieu est la ville de BUKAVU.
Après nos enquêtes auprès de la population de GOMA nous les avons rangés dans différents secteurs ci-contre :
1 SUR LE PLAN ECONOMIQUE : cette guerre vient de détruire le tissu économique de la province en générale et celui de son chef lieu (GOMA) en particulier ;
- Les trafics économiques opérés par certains commerçants de GOMA et ceux des milieux ruraux environnant ont étés stoppés à cause de cette guerre. Cette situation fait à ce que la circulation monétaire devient de plus-en-plus rare. Ladite conjoncture permet aux hommes d’affaire de ténoriser leurs capitaux par crainte de n’est pas tombé en faillite. Alors cette manière d’agir a des retombées défavorables à cette population déshéritée. Ceux –la qui se risquent pour amener leurs marchandises soit à GOMA, soit à ses environs renvoient le prix à la hausse, de manière que la population démunie ne sait plus à quel saint se vouer. Cette situation est consécutive à la cessation des activités champêtres, jadis exercées par les Agriculteurs dans les villages près de GOMA.
- Lors de l’entrée des Mutins du M23, dans cette ville en 2012, ces derniers ont fortement pillé et détruit les dépôts et magasins des certains commerçants, les véhicules des transports en commun, ont été apportés vers la ville de GISENYI en République Rwandaise. Cette situation a handicapée les activités génératrices des recettes dans cette ville.
2 SUR LE PLAN SECURITAIRE : Ce dernier temps on assiste à un bain de sang dans toute cette province dans son ensemble et dans la ville de GOMA en particulier ; les gens sont enlevés, disparus, et parfois tués, sans aucune forme de procès.
Y égare à cela, certains organismes nationaux qu’internationaux ont dû fermer leurs portes. Or leur départ crée un vide sur le plan humanitaire. Signalons que ces organismes intervenaient d’une façon active auprès de la population dans divers domaines vitaux.
3 SUR LE PLAN ALIMENTAIRE : Cette insécurité grandissante fait à ce que les cultivateurs ne produisent plus comme, ils faisaient dans les dernières années. A lors les ménages mangent très mal et parfois manquer quoi mettre sous la dent. Alors cette manière de mander favorise l’accroissement des maladies carentielles. Ici les victimes sont souvent les enfants en âge de 2 à 10 ans et les femmes en âge de procréation.
4 SUR LE PLAN SCIENTIFIQUE : Le taux des enfants non scolarisés va accroître par le fait les parents pille des enfants dont on a pillé leurs biens n’ont plus au cum sous pour continuer à supporter les frais scolaires de leurs enfants. A l’intérieur de la province plusieurs écoles ont été incendiées et détruites cillement par les Mutins alors, il est difficile que les cours reprennent dans des telles écoles. Alors les parents ne savent plus où amener leurs enfants. Quelques écoles qui ont échappés à cette catastrophe haussent le prix des frais scolaires. Les parents démuni jugent bon de garder leurs enfants à la maison.
5 SUR LE PLAN SANITAIRE : Vu que la population de GOMA vit dans les conditions inhumaines plusieurs maladies apparaissent et attaquent cette paisible population. Cette guerre vient de laisser beaucoup de personnes vivant avec handicap à cause de ces bombes tombant dans la ville, quand l’armée gouvernementale et les Mutins du M23 continu le combat sur les collines à la ronde de ladite ville. Parmi ces personnes vivant avec handicap certaines meurent actuellement suite à leurs blessures. Appart les blessures, on enregistre d’autres personnes victimes de traumatise par les effets de la guerre. Au fait ces personnes nécessitent un traitement psychologique, mais il n’y ces centre de traitement, alors elles sont abandonnées à leur triste sort et circulent ça et là dans la ville.
Source : enquête et interview de la population concernée. Nous disons et nous vous remercions

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English translation by community member amys

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE WAR IN GOMA

Guerre: feminine noun (from Old Franconian). Meaning: war: show of force between States, between peoples, between parties; to declare war, to wage war

The consequences of the war in Goma no longer need demonstrating; they affect different areas of life. They have a negative impact in the neighbouring province of South-Kivu, the capital of which is the city of Bukavu. After our enquiries among the people of Goma we have identified different areas:

1. ECONOMIC:
This war has destroyed the economic fabric of the whole province, and its capital city (Goma) in particular;
- economic traffic between traders in Goma and rural areas has been stopped because of the war. This situation means that the circulation of cash is becoming more and more scarce, which means that businessmen are hoarding their capital for fear of going bankrupt. These actions have negative effects on this dispossessed population. Those who risk their safety to bring their merchandise to Goma or it’s surrounding areas raise their prices, so that the suffering population no longer know where to turn. This situation coincides with the cessation of farming activities, which used to be carried out by farmers in the villages near Goma.
- When the M23 rebels entered the city in 2012, they looted heavily and destroyed warehouses and shops, and public transport vehicles were sent towards the city of Gisenyi in the Republic of Rwanda. This situation has hindered profit-making activities in the city.

2. SECURITY:
Recently we have seen a bloodbath in the whole of the province and especially in the city of Goma; people have been kidnapped, disappeared, and sometimes killed, without any form of judicial process. On top of this, some national and international bodies have had to close their doors. Their departure leaves a void on a humanitarian level. We call on these organisations to actively intervene in several vital areas for the sake of the population.

3. FOOD
This growing insecurity means that farmers are no longer producing the same amount as they had been in previous years. So households are eating very poorly, and sometimes go with nothing on their plates. This way of eating leads to an increase in deficiency diseases, of which the victims are often children between 2 and 10 years old and women of child-bearing age.

4. SCIENTIFIC:
The rates of children not receiving an education is going to increase due to the fact that parents whose property has been stolen no longer have the means to afford their children’s school fees. In the interior of the province, many schools have been burnt and destroyed by the rebels, making it difficult for classes to start up again in those schools. So parents don’t know where to take their children anymore. Some schools who have managed to avoid this catastrophe have increased their fees. Poorer parents are deciding to keep their children at home.

5. HEALTH:
Given that the people of Goma are living in inhumane conditions, many illnesses are appearing and attacking this peaceful people. This war has left many people living with disabilities, caused by the bombs falling on the city, while government forces and the M23 rebels carry on the combat in the surrounding hills. Some of those living with disabilities are now dying from their injuries. Apart from injuries, there are reports of people suffering from trauma due to the effects of the war. These people in fact need psychological treatment, but there is no treatment centre, so they are abandoned to their sad fate, wandering around the city.

Source: investigation and interviews with the population concerned. Thank you.

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE WAR IN GOMA

Guerre: feminine noun (from Old Franconian). Meaning: war: show of force between States, between peoples, between parties; to declare war, to wage war

The consequences of the war in Goma no longer need demonstrating; they affect different areas of life. They have a negative impact in the neighbouring province of South-Kivu, the capital of which is the city of Bukavu. After our enquiries among the people of Goma we have identified different areas:

1. ECONOMIC:
This war has destroyed the economic fabric of the whole province, and its capital city (Goma) in particular;
- economic traffic between traders in Goma and rural areas has been stopped because of the war. This situation means that the circulation of cash is becoming more and more scarce, which means that businessmen are hoarding their capital for fear of going bankrupt. These actions have negative effects on this dispossessed population. Those who risk their safety to bring their merchandise to Goma or it’s surrounding areas raise their prices, so that the suffering population no longer know where to turn. This situation coincides with the cessation of farming activities, which used to be carried out by farmers in the villages near Goma.
- When the M23 rebels entered the city in 2012, they looted heavily and destroyed warehouses and shops, and public transport vehicles were sent towards the city of Gisenyi in the Republic of Rwanda. This situation has hindered profit-making activities in the city.

2. SECURITY:
Recently we have seen a bloodbath in the whole of the province and especially in the city of Goma; people have been kidnapped, disappeared, and sometimes killed, without any form of judicial process. On top of this, some national and international bodies have had to close their doors. Their departure leaves a void on a humanitarian level. We call on these organisations to actively intervene in several vital areas for the sake of the population.

3. FOOD
This growing insecurity means that farmers are no longer producing the same amount as they had been in previous years. So households are eating very poorly, and sometimes go with nothing on their plates. This way of eating leads to an increase in deficiency diseases, of which the victims are often children between 2 and 10 years old and women of child-bearing age.

4. SCIENTIFIC:
The rates of children not receiving an education is going to increase due to the fact that parents whose property has been stolen no longer have the means to afford their children’s school fees. In the interior of the province, many schools have been burnt and destroyed by the rebels, making it difficult for classes to start up again in those schools. So parents don’t know where to take their children anymore. Some schools who have managed to avoid this catastrophe have increased their fees. Poorer parents are deciding to keep their children at home.

5. HEALTH:
Given that the people of Goma are living in inhumane conditions, many illnesses are appearing and attacking this peaceful people. This war has left many people living with disabilities, caused by the bombs falling on the city, while government forces and the M23 rebels carry on the combat in the surrounding hills. Some of those living with disabilities are now dying from their injuries. Apart from injuries, there are reports of people suffering from trauma due to the effects of the war. These people in fact need psychological treatment, but there is no treatment centre, so they are abandoned to their sad fate, wandering around the city.

Source: investigation and interviews with the population concerned. Thank you.

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C’est terrible lire comment

C’est terrible lire comment les gens de Goma souffrent. Ça doit être tellement dur vivre avec les conséquences d’une guerre que je suis sûr que la population n’a pas créée et ne veut pas. Et c’est assez rare de voir les choses du point de vue de la population.. sur la télé et dans les journaux on parle des relations entre les forces armées, le gouvernement, les batailles, mais rarement sur la vie quotidienne de la population, cependant, ce sont eux qui doivent vivre avec les conséquences. Donc merci pour cet aperçu.

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