North Kivu Situation Report No. 9, 21 November 2012

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• Immediate humanitarian needs being prioritized in and around Goma include water and sanitation to avoid further spreading of cholera, replenishment of health centers that have been looted, food and basic necessities to displaced people, such as plastic sheeting.

• Around 25,000 displaced people are reported in Sake from Goma (Mugunga, Lac Vert and Ndosho areas) while 60,000 previously hosted in the IDP camp and surrounding areas in Kanyaruchinya have been forced to flee again due to the fighting. Many of them are expected to head southwards to Minova in South Kivu.

• Despite the challenging security environment, humanitarian agencies are committed to staying and supporting those affected in the Kivus and neighboring areas.

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