The 9th case of cholera has just been found at the Ranger Refugee camp in Goma that is now home to almost 900 displaced Rangers and their families. Just a few days ago there were 670 people there, so the number is growing as we imagined. Emmanuel told me that the camp has not had water in 2 days due to the insecurity and this of course is a massive problem.
So Emmanuel and Maitre Mathieu - the lawyer who works with ICCN that we have blogged about (for eg he is leading the judicial process against those accused of the July 2007 massacre) spoke to the Pallotin Mission and Father Thaddee about 1km from the camp. Father Thaddee agreed to provide water to our displaced Rangers and their families that is already purified. That is good news.
Emmanuel and Maitre Mathieu happened to be together because 2 Rangers were arrested in Goma this morning by some police who appear to be acting alone. Bottom line is the police wanted to steal their cell phones, so Emmanuel and Maitre Mathieu got them out.
THANK YOU for all the donations at this extremely critical time. I am in Gisenyi just over the border in Rwanda, having left yesterday afternoon.