Renewed violence forces displaced people to move yet again in the DRC

18 July 2017

It has been almost a year since intercommunual fighting erupted in Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Many live in informal settlements, with limited access to healthcare and face shortages of food, water and shelter.

This precarious situation has worsened in July with renewed fighting around Kalémie. Some camps have been set alight, and people have been forced to flee again with what little they can carry. 

Around 21,000 people have sought safety in the city of Kalémie and are now sheltering in overcrowded school buildings and compounds. 

MSF has been supporting the local authorities of Kalémie since April. After fighting broke out, teams increased their support by providing water and running mobile clinics.

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