D.R. CONGO Humanitarian crisis -Situation report 1 - 23 February 2018

The humanitarian consequences of the incursions during the first week of February by armed groups in the Oicha Health Zone, in the Beni Territory, have displaced more than 2,200 people adding to about 1,500 people who had been displaced at the end of January. As of 14 February, there were more than 12,000 displaced people in the Oicha Health Zone. In addition, there is a humanitarian response gap in the north of Beni territory; due to lack of capacity, no humanitarian actors have yet reached these localities to meet urgent needs in basic household items and food. During the reporting period, there has been a surge of inter-ethnic violence in Djugu territory, in the north-eastern province of Ituri. The conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups have caused people to flee their burning village in fear of ethnic violence. The crisis has produced both refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). 34,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Albert to Uganda since the beginning of January 2018 and approximately 28,634 IDPs have sought shelter in Bunia, Ituri’s provincial capital in the last couple of weeks.

Please read the full report in english on this link: D.R. CONGO Humanitarian crisis -Situation report 1 - 23 February 2018