Congolese women and children arrive at a border point in Chissanda, Lunda Norte, Angola after fleeing militia attacks in Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNHCR workers were waiting to register them and organise onward transportation to camps or settlements.
@ UNHCR/Pumla Rulashe
The recent arrivals fleeing violence in the DRC include people with severe wounds and burn injuries, who have been transferred to a local hospital to receive urgent medical attention. About 70 people are being treated.
With some 1.17 million internally displaced as of 27 April, priorities for humanitarian intervention include food security, access to healthcare and protection, including 4,000 children separated from their families.
Border points and villages inside the Southern African nation have seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals, with over 9,000 arriving so far in April. The brutal conflict in Congo’s previously peaceful Kasai region has displaced more than one million since 2016.