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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs

  • Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Ongoing violence continues to drive population displacement in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with approximately 3.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and more than 600,000 Congolese refugees and asylum seekers. More than one-third of IDPs in DRC—nearly 1.4 million people—are displaced within the Kasaï region, where recurrent clashes have exacerbated humanitarian needs.

  • The UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 31,600 suspected cases of cholera and 629 related deaths in DRC between January and the end of September.
    The current case fatality rate (CFR) is approximately 2 percent—twice the WHO emergency threshold of 1 percent.

  • On September 16, Government of DRC (GoDRC) security forces clashed with Burundian nationals who were protesting the recent expulsion of four Burundians from South Kivu Province’s Kamanyola town. The incident resulted in the deaths of at least 37 Burundians and injured more than 110 people, many of whom are likely refugees or asylum seekers, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).