DR Congo: Humanitarian situation in North Kivu (as of 28 June 2012) Snapshot

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 27 Jun 2012

North Kivu has been a “hot spot” over the past several weeks as a flare-up in fighting has forced over 220,000 people from their homes since April. Some 37,000 have crossed over to neighboring Rwanda and Uganda, while over 30,000 have crossed into South Kivu. The deteriorating security situation has led to increases in violence against civilians. Previously home to some 550,000 IDPs, the latest wave of violence will push up the figure in North Kivu. North and South Kivu account for some 70% of the total IDP population. For the first time since 2009, DRC hosts over 2 million IDPs.

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