DR Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kasaï Conflict (DG ECHO, UNOCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 May 2017)

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  • Over the last week, 23 700 new IDPs have been reported by the alert system in place in the Kasaï. Part of those newly displaced persons (2 200) have fled towards the Kwilu province, which was not concerned by the crisis. With this new province being affected, it is now 8 provinces in total that are touched by the “Kasaïs crisis”. These new displacements have pushed the total number of IDP's up to 1.3 million.

  • Availability and access to basic food commodities become extremely difficult. Due to security matters supply chains are disrupted and prices continue to increase.