North Kivu Situation Report No. 8, 19 November 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 19 Nov 2012


  • Serious concerns about the M23 advancing to Goma and putting 700,000 people in Goma at risk along with those in neighboring areas.

  • At least 60,000 internally displaced people previously hosted in the IDP camp and surrounding areas in Kanyaruchinya, 10 km north of Goma, have been forced to flee again due to the fighting. Massive new displacements from Goma and elsewhere also reported.

  • Humanitarian assistance continues but the resumption of hostilities is hampering relief efforts, putting thousands of people relying on life-saving humanitarian assistance at further risk.

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