Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Since late August 2007, civilians have been targeted by widespread mass atrocities by a number of groups who have triggered a resurgence of violence in the
More than 500,000 people have been newly displaced since 2007, bringing IDP totals to at least 860,000 people. A recent report by the International Rescue Committee states that war, disease and malnutrition kill nearly 45,000 Congolese per month.
A ceasefire between the Congolese government and rebel groups that was signed on Jan. 22 was quickly broken less than a week later on Jan. 28.
Continued eruptions of violence have caused aid agencies such as UNHCR to sporadically suspend deliveries.