In the D.R. Congo, the northeastern districts of Haut Uélé and Bas Uélé are highly underdeveloped and suffer chronic poverty. Ongoing conflict and insecurity in the region means that large groups of people are frequently forced to flee their homes.
Although organised violence has decreased somewhat in recent years, it remains a threat and people continue to live in fear. Many people are starting to resettle, but remain ready to flee at a moment’s notice should violence erupt again.