DR Congo now has more internally displaced people than any other African country. Families fearing violence flee to neighbouring villages or towns, where they often live in unsanitary conditions and are vulnerable to exploitation.
In many instances, people who flee lose the home and livelihood they left behind. Each day they struggle to meet their basic needs while worrying about health and security, and waiting for news about when it may be possible to return home.
An Ebola outbreak in Eastern DR Congo has added to the complexity: by March 2019, more than 1,000 cases of Ebola had been recorded.
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