World Vision Zambia has pledged enhanced support to improving the welfare of asylum seekers who have been fleeing from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into Zambia due to the political instability being experienced in that country.
ZANIS reports that World Vision Humanitarian and Affairs Manager Bernard Zgambo said his organisation through Zambia Red Cross has so far donated assorted items such as mosquito nets, hygiene kits, tents, and sanitary pads among others.
Mr Zgambo said the move is aimed at improving the wellbeing of asylum seekers especially the women and children.
He said World Vision Zambia will continue supplementing government effort to ensure that the escalating numbers of asylum seekers are taken care of.
Mr Zgambo said World Vision has also commenced sensitisation meetings on hygiene promotion in a bid to improve sanitation conditions at Kenani refugee transit centre.
He expressed worry that if sanitation conditions do not improve, the onset of rains will lead to an outbreak of water bone diseases such as cholera.