In the past few months, a surge in violence in eastern DRC has forced nearly half a million people from their homes, with severe humanitarian consequences across the region. Civilians face killings, forced recruitment, extortion, pillaging and sexual violence at the hands of numerous armed groups and even the Congolese security forces.
Hundreds of thousands of people – inside DRC and across the border in neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda – are in urgent need of clean water, healthcare, food, shelter and protection from violence. Oxfam is scaling up its response in all three countries and aims to reach around 230,000 people affected by this new crisis. Click here to find out more about the situation and Oxfam’s response so far.