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Displaced communities are losing hope as the M23 crisis drags on in North Kivu

“The whole family was in the field working when the shooting started. We ran away and walked for three hours to Rumangabo in the rain," says Ponsie Benda, 54. The father of 13 found refuge in Virunga National Park’s primary...

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Iraq: Displaced people in Laylan camp express fears as camp closes

AMSTERDAM – Early yesterday morning, trucks arrived at Laylan displaced people’s camp, in Kirkuk governorate, Iraq, in preparation for moving residents back to their areas of origin. Camp residents have expressed their fears of being returned against their will to staff from Doctors...

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DRC: Extra humanitarian assistance urgently needed in southern North Kivu crisis

KINSHASA – For years, the territories of Masisi, Walikale and Rutshuru, in the southern part of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, have been plagued with armed violence and banditry. In the past months, these armed clashes have intensified, further aggravating the...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Urgent humanitarian response needed on unprecedented crises in northeast DRC

KISANGANI/GENEVA – Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in...

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