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Protection in Danger Monthly News Brief - October 2018

Situation Report
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints



05 October 2018: In Tole region, Fako department, soldiers entered an IDP camp and began shooting, leaving three civilians dead. No further information specified. Source: ACLED

Central African Republic

31 October 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, clashes between unidentified armed groups led to three IDP camps being set on fire, leaving around 27,000 persons without a home. Sources:

Democratic Republic of Congo

29 October 2018: In Fizi territory, South Kivu province, Congolese authorities banned all movement to and from the Lusenda Burundian refugee camp following the discovery within the camp of an armed man linked to the Burundian rebel group National Liberation Forces.
Sources: Actualite and SOS Médias Burundi

31 October 2018: In Kilambo village, Bafuni region, Masisi territory, 10 IDPs, including teachers, were abducted by the Reformed Nduma Defence of the Congo militia. No further details specified. Source:


31 October 2018: In Konduga area, Borno state, Dalori IDP camp was attacked by around 100 Boko Haram militants. The extremist group killed two IDPs in addition to six other locals killed earlier in the day in attacks on nearby villages. Source: ACLED and Premium Times


01 October 2018: In North Darfur region, the Rapid Support Forces arrested nearly 30 IDPs at Sortony IDP camp who were accused of having links to rebel movements. Source: ACLED

15 October 2018: In West Darfur region, IDPs from the Murnei IDP camp who left the camp to collect firewood were held and tortured by local herders for a day. Four of the IDPs were severely beaten, and the group was told if they returned to the area to collect firewood again they would be killed. Source: ACLED