Congo violence pushes thousands into displaced camp, UN warns of humanitarian disaster

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.