UNITED NATIONS: ‘ CONGO VIOLENCE INCREASES FORCING 71,000 PEOPLE TO FLEE THEIR HOMES ‘
#AceWorldNews – CONGO – Nov.22 – Widespread violence has forced more than 71,000 people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga region in the past three months alone, the UN said Tuesday.
The UN refugee agency is“deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian situation” there, AFP said.
Violence has uprooted about 400,000 people since 2012, and the total number of internally displaced people is nearing 600,000, UNHCR said.
The violence is mainly attributed to the Mai Mai rebel group.
It is fighting for a better distribution between the north and south of the wealth from the province’s natural resources.