RRF 12/2022: DRC – Emergency Response to displaced communities affected by Conflict

Major clashes erupted on the week of 19 May 2022 and continue to escalate between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and rebel groups. As a result, at least 186,000 people fear returning to their homes and are displaced in the outskirts of Goma.
The displaced are living in schools, churches, and other centers in overcrowded environments with limited sanitary facilities. The overcrowded conditions could exacerbate the likelihood of communicable diseases through the spread of water-borne diseases. Several schools are no longer functional in the origin areas of (conflict) of the displaced and it will be difficult for schools in the areas of displacement to open.

RRF 12 2022 DRC Conflict Final