Humanitarian Crisis Worsening In Eastern DRC – UN

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) express concern over the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the eats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Fighting against armed groups and government forces have forcibly displaced over450,000 people in the last six weeks in Rutshuru and Masisi territories in North Kivu Province.

Jean Baptiste Munyanzinza is one of them. He and his family are staying at the Bushagara refugee camp after being forced to flee attacks which reached their home.

Bushagara refugee some 20 kilometers north of the provincial capital.

“Many people still don’t have shelter and emergency kits like us. While we are here, we can access help for food. But we don’t want this life of begging. At home, we had fields, cattle, and we lived very well

“The most important thing is to stop the war so that we can return home.”