DRC: Armed Conflict

More than 100 armed groups operate in eastern DRC, an unsettled region where conflict has raged for decades but has escalated in recent months. The humanitarian situation has declined sharply following clashes that resumed in May 2022 and continue to date in the Territory of Rutshuru between the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) and the rebels of the M23. The conflict has seen an increased displacement of persons from the area groups of Jomba, Kisigari, and Bweza, in Rutshuru and Rwanguba resulting in the injury of civilians, and the looting of health centers and villages. 

Three national members of ACT DRC Forum, BOAD, ECC, and EELCO are responding to the immediate needs of displaced persons through access to Rapid Response Funds.

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