Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Highlights #2 (July 30 – August 12, 2022) – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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ITURI

SECURITY CONSTRAINTS LEAVE THOUSANDS OF SECURITIES WITHOUT HUMANITARIAN AID

The continued deterioration of the security situation and its impact on civilians in Ituri remain of concern.
Between July 30 and August 11, at least 60 civilians were killed in armed attacks across the province, according to humanitarian sources. Several other people are missing, including women and children, while some 38,500 people have been forced to flee their homes. With limited or no access to their sources of income, the affected population needs protection, food, shelter, basic household items and health care.
Meanwhile, security constraints continue to affect humanitarian operations, depriving thousands of vital aid. More than 9,500 displaced people were left without critical assistance in Komanda following the suspension of activities by an international NGO on August 9, due to heightened insecurity.
Similarly, due to recurrent attacks in Boga, no aid has been delivered to the area since the upsurge in violence in July, leaving more than 47,000 people without help.

NORTH KIVU

INCREASING CASES OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

North Kivu recorded twice as many cases of gender-based violence between January and June compared to the same period in 2021. With more than 20,000 cases recorded in the first six months, protection actors attribute this surge to the continuation of armed violence throughout the province, as well as the increase in awareness-raising activities that encouraged victims to break the silence. Massissi,
Nyiragongo and Rutshuru territories have recorded the highest number of cases. In Rutshuru, the clashes negatively affected the availability of services; survivors struggle to access health care, especially as medical facilities were damaged during the armed clashes. At least 13 medical centers have been attacked/looted in Rutshuru and Rwanguba health zones since March 2022.

TANGANYIKA

REPEATED ARMED ATTACKS IN MANONO

Between August 3 and 5, an armed group launched a series of attacks on the villages of Katonge and Katanga Carrière in Manono territory, killing at least three civilians. Several dozen homes were burned, forcing around 8,800 people to flee their homes. The armed group had not carried out any attack on the area formerly known as the “triangle of death” since 2018. Their presence in the area raised fears of a new upsurge in violence.

SOUTH KIVU

CHOLERA CASES SOAR IN FIZI TERRITORY

Health authorities are reporting a steady increase in cholera cases in Fizi territory, from 12 cases per week in mid-June to 34 and 65 in the past two weeks. With 927 cases, including one death, Fizi recorded twice as many cases between January and July as during the same period in 2021. are insufficient.
To contain the disease, humanitarian partners and health authorities have created more water chlorination sites, distributed water purification materials to households and conducted awareness campaigns in communities.
Despite this effort, the needs still exceed the current response capacities. Durable solutions will include significant investment in the water and sanitation sectors.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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