DR Congo: Situation of the conflicts in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental (February 2017)
In August 2016, violence erupted between congolese forces and militiamen Kamuina Nsapu, leading to nearly 400 casualties and many injuries in Dibaya Territory, Kasai Central. This violence spread to neighbouring Kasai and Kasai Oriental provinces.
As of 28 February 2017, these provinces hosted nearly 200,000 displaced people, including 52% of women. Nearly 165,000 people need primary healthcare; 45,000 people suffer from severe malnutrition and at least 38,000 school children can no longer attend school.
The Central Emergency Response Fund allocated USD 5 million to respond to the needs of people affected during the next six months. The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) ; it also provided medical support to treat people suffering from severe accute malnutrition and rehabilitated 24 classrooms in five health areas.
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