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Nabahya commented on NYIRAGONGO MUGOLI CARE IN DRC

My motivation is focus on providing integrated health services, nutrition, modest shelter and education of displaced people in Eastern Of Democratic Republic of Congo. Children, women and men more vulnerable people were suffering of atrocities in my country of origin. I left my country in 1999 after the second war. I moved from place to place, neighbours countries, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. I have experienced on how displaced people is suffering .As of December 31, 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo had the largest displaced population in Africa with more than 4.49 million internally displaced persons, including 2.7 million children. Since January 2017, every hour of every day, nearly 50 Congolese families have been forced to flee their homes.8 Feb 2018.
Violence in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reported to have displaced more than 300,000 since early June. The situation in Ituri Province has deteriorated since the middle of last week, with multiple attacks involving the Hema and Lendu groups.
Inter-ethnic attacks between the two communities had already led to widespread displacement in late 2017 and early 2018, but the situation had calmed.
Large-scale displacement is reported in three of Ituri’s five administrative territories: Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu. People are fleeing attacks and counter attacks in Djugu Territory, with reports of both communities forming self-defense groups and being involved in revenge killings.
The estimates have been received from local sources in 125 locations. UNHCR and other humanitarian actors do not at present have access to most of the affected areas.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, fears this escalation could engulf large parts of the province. We are gravely concerned for the safety of civilians after receiving reports of killings, kidnappings, maiming and sexual violence being unleashed against people.