North Kivu Situation Report No. 15, 4 December 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Dec 2012


• The humanitarian and protection situation remains extremely worrying in North Kivu. The Mugunga III IDP camp which hosts some 30,000 persons was violently looted on the night between 1 and 2 December by armed men. One NGO has treated 12 survivors of rape which occurred the same night.

• Population movements have started to stabilize and some 130,000 are hosted in 12 sites in and around Goma. Another 47,000 newly displaced people have arrived in Minova and Bweremana in the last two weeks.

• Some 70 rapes have been recorded in health facilities in Minova area according to an inter-cluster mission to the zone. All 70 survivors received treatment within 72 hours.

• Food distributions continue and large-scale NFI distributions are planned in Goma and its surroundings to the extent that security of beneficiaries permits.

• Humanitarian interventions are scheduled to be stepped up in Minova area following improvement in the security situation. The inter-agency Rapid Response to Population Movement mechanism (RRMP) will on 5 December begin registration to distribute NFI kits for families in public buildings and sites in Minova.

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