Meeting displaced in Kalemie
Jan Egeland meeting people living in informal camps in Kalemie town in East Congo. They tell Egeland about the hardships and that they have not received any assistance. Egeland ask if many women are alone due to their men left og being killed. The women could not agree more.
Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes after fighting broke out in the province of Tanganyika in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, many live in camps in the city of Kalemie and its surroundings. Among them are many children, who were separated from their parents.
Altogether about 210,000 displaced persons live in about 17 non-official camps around Kalemie.
The security situation in the region is still volatile. Many displaced people are seeking safety in and around Kalemie.
Photo: NRC/Alex McBride