Kindu in the Democratic Republic of Congo - a city of 170,000 people - has experienced catastrophic flooding due to massive, unseasonable rains, and surging water levels on the Congo River. The Congo River is Africa's second-longest river. Water levels have increased by over 6 metres causing devastation, homelessness and loss of income.
Homes have been destroyed. Mud brick or mud-daubed buildings were completely washed away, along with all the possessions within. Even houses that were constructed with more permanent materials are badly damaged and unsafe. The tragic flooding has hit while DRC battles the COVID-19 crisis along with the rest of the world.
The most urgent need is for tarpaulins to provide temporary emergency shelters, or to weather-proof any dwellings that remain. Basic necessities such as drinking water, clothes, and bedding, are desperately needed.
Locals have been approaching the Anglican church in Kindu, headed by Archbishop of the Congo Masimango, for assistance, but they have nothing to give.
With your help, Anglican Aid can provide emergency relief for the flood-destroyed city.
Together we can support the Anglican Church in Kindu to care for their community with:
- Plastic sheeting to weather proof remaining houses and give temporary accommodation to those without housing
- Drinking water and vessels to collect drinking water
- Mattresses, especially for children
- Soap for handwashing to protect against COVID-19
All donations to DRC: Kindu Flood Relief are tax deductible - and even a small gift will go a long way!
Please partner with us to let grace flow in this time of great need.