Concern staff evacuated from DR Congo

Concern staff evacuated from DR Congo

23 November 2012

Concern Worldwide staff have been evacuated from the Democratic Republic of Congo as it calls for access to and protection of civilians affected by conflict in the country. 

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Concern Worldwide today warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is calling on the parties to the conflict to allow safe access to, and protection of, the affected population.  

Concern has evacuated its staff from the towns of Masisi and Goma, and is calling for the cessation of hostilities. Concern had approximately 45 local and international staff based in eastern DRC.  

According to the UN agency OCHA, there were an estimated 2.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in DRC in October and 1.6 million of these were in the two Kivu regions of DRC.  OCHA in the North Kivu area alone now believe there are 800,000 IDPs scattered across the territory with 70% of these staying with 'host families.'  

 

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Concern staff evacuated from DR Congo

Concern Worldwide staff have been evacuated from the Democratic Republic of Congo as it calls for access to and protection of civilians affected by conflict in the country.