21 February 2018
UNHCR said yesterday that 630,000 people in Congo have been forced to abandon their homes. The body warned of an extraordinary humanitarian disaster. The country has seen a sharp escalation of violence since late last year. The displaced settled in various camps have told tales of horrific attacks.
A UNHCR official said the intercommunal violence had led to atrocities and mass displacement. The head of the Norwegian Refugee Council said the crisis needed global solidarity and a response that was totally lacking.