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ACAPS Briefing Note: DRC - Displacement from Angola (18 October 2018)

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Over 257,800 people have returned from northeastern Angola to the greater Kasai region of DRC since 1 October. During displacement, DRC nationals have experienced violence and human rights abuses, and many have arrived with almost nothing. Food, medical, protection and shelter interventions are required, as the host communities in greater Kasai were themselves already facing severe food insecurity and a cholera outbreak.

Anticipated scope and scale

The greater Kasai region is suffering from a cholera outbreak and severe food security issues, likely to be exacerbated by this latest onset of displacement and also fuel underlying tensions that exist due to previous inter-communal conflict. The number of displaced people is expected to continue rising, but local health and WASH infrastructure is not adequate enough to support the extra population. Risks of conflict, and an increase in the cholera caseload are likely, particularly given that Kasai is now in its rainy season.

Key priorities

  • +257,800 Displaced
  • Emergency Shelter Urgently Required
  • Protection Risks

Humanitarian Constraints

Although some improvements were observed this past year, insecurity causes major access constraints in the Kasai province. Physical access constraints are also likely to delay response.