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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 Nov 2021

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A site in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, that hosts internally displaced people, December 2020. © OCHA/Ivo Brandau

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 29 November 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo

OCHA reports that yesterday, 28 November, at least 20 people, including some displaced people, were killed and several others wounded in a new attack by an armed group on a site hosting internally displaced people near Drodro in Djugu territory in Ituri Province. There are also reports of population movements. 

This is the fourth attack targeting internally displaced people in Ituri Province since mid-November, marking a worrying trend in terms of the protection of civilians and access in an area where tens of thousands of people are unable to access humanitarian assistance due to insecurity and attacks on sites hosting the displaced. There are currently 1.7 million displaced people in Ituri Province.

Some operations by humanitarian partners had already been suspended in the province due to insecurity.

The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, David McLachlan-Karr, said in a statement released today that “these attacks are violations of international humanitarian law and the 2009 Kampala Convention on IDPs. They must stop immediately”. The full statement is available online.