During the last quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation was marked by the renewed intercommunity conflict in the Province of Tanganyika and the violence between the congolese army and militiamen in the Kasai Region. In Tanganyika, more than 200,000 people were forced to flee the violence, while in Kasai, more than 300,000 internally displaced persons were registered. These conflict situations have caused the further forced displacement of more than 206,000 people in Tanganyika and at least 200,000 displaced in the Kasai. Kasaian health structures also reported 400 deaths as a result of the conflicts.
The humanitarian effects of ongoing conflicts are compounded by the continuing epidemics of cholera and yellow fever, with 6,220 and 431 new cases respectively between October and December 2016. In addition, the concerned period has led to an influx of new refugees from South Sudan (37,785), Central African Republic (6,049) and Burundi (4,542).
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