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

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 13 Dec 2017 View Original

As of 30 November, the Democratic Republic of Congo was home to 4.35 million IDPs, 1.9 million (44%) of whom have been displaced since January 2017, mainly as a result of clashes and armed attacks. Women represent 52% of IDPs; 60% of IDPs are under 18 years old. While we observe an increase of 250,000 IDPs due to alerts received during the previous months which have been confirmed, only 23,000 have been displaced this month. The province of North Kivu remains the most affected with more than 1 million IDPs, followed by Tanganyika and South Kivu. Since January 2017, 1.8 million people have returned home, including 1.4 million in the Kasai region.

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