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Masisi, a neglected crisis in North Kivu[Photo: Pablo Garrigos/MSF]

DR Congo: extra humanitarian assistance highly needed in southern North Kivu crisis

  • Far from the cameras, a humanitarian crisis is affecting the southern part of DRC’s North Kivu province, with almost no aid organisations on the ground.
  • In the territories of Masisi, Rutshuru and Walikale, more than 687,500 displaced people now live in camps or are hosted by local families, with worrying levels of malnutrition and sexual violence.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the last organisations providing emergency support in these territories. Faced with increasing medical and non-medical needs, MSF is calling on humanitarian organisations and donors to urgently return to this neglected area.
Mundri Community Outreach [Photo: Tom Casey/MSF]

“I’m really very proud because I’m saving my community” – Treating the three main killers in South Sudan

The existing health system in Mundri and the surrounding area is very limited and people often have to travel great distances to access healthcare, particularly for advanced conditions.