D.R. CONGO Humanitarian crisis - International Organization for Migration - Situation report 2 – 31 January 2018

D.R. CONGO Humanitarian crisis - International Organization for Migration - Situation report 2 – 31 January 2018

The security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains unstable. With a prolonged presidential election, civil unrest and continued clashes between Congolese armed forces and armed groups there is no end sight to the violence and conflict in the DRC. In North Kivu new clashes between armed groups and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) operations have been reported in the Rutshuru and Lubero territories, which have triggered several population movements, according to several national non-governmental organizations. More than 7,200 people have left their homes in southern Lubero since mid- December, fleeing clashes between armed groups. Another movement was also noted south of Lubero, following the arrival of approximately 35,000 people between 26 December 2017 and 4 January 2018 from the north of Rutshuru Territory, where daily violence is recorded between armed groups, fuelled by inter-community tensions (source: OCHA, 15 Jan 2018).

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