DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees (as of 30 September 2017)

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As of 30 September 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 3.9 million displaced persons, including more than 400,000 newly displaced ones in the prior three months. With over 1 million displaced persons, North Kivu remains the most affected province. Recent months have also seen large return movements, notably in Tanganyika province, where authorities have decided to vacate displacement sites in the city of Kalemie. In provinces affected by the Kasai crisis, as well, some 631,000 internally displaced persons have returned home, often to burnt or pillaged villages. Overall, armed attacks and clashes remain the main cause of displacement. .

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