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More than 500,000 people are currently displaced in Tanganyika province. Around half of them are living in and around the town of Kalémie. In the last month, some people in settlements outside Kalémie were forced to flee due to violence and sought safety in the town. Those who had no relatives or friends to stay with are now in the school buildings or compounds of Moni, Filtisaf, Hodary, and Lubuye.

Living conditions are unacceptable, with many people sleeping on the ground under mosquito nets. “They have survived several attacks and have been forced to abandon their previous shelters. Each time, they lose some possessions and many have nothing left,” says Stéphane Reynier de Montlaux, MSF emergency coordinator.

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Inflation is now at 50 percent and the Congolese franc has lost 30 percent making it one of the world's worst performers this year, though it recovered slightly this month. In addition, the central bank is so low on forex it has barely three weeks of import cover left.

Congo's economic pain is fueling political instability. Violent street protests against President Joseph Kabila and a surge in militia attacks and prison breaks have stoked fears the Central African giant could slip back to the civil wars of the turn of the century in which millions died.

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A Congolese assessment team visited the Kasai region in July and found a severe lack of food and increasing malnutrition. Families had to leave their fields and animals when they fled the violence, and food that is available for purchase is very expensive.

“Many people are going hungry or eating once a day,” said Mulanda Jimmy Juma, MCC representative in DR Congo.

In addition, families lack basic supplies such as bedding, kitchen tools and cans for carrying water, the assessment team reported.

Organizations are working together to raise funds and awareness of the crisis, which has been largely ignored by Western media. They are International Community of Mennonite Brethren, Mennonite Brethren Mission, Mennonite Church Canada Witness, Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite World Conference, in addition to AIMM and MCC.

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The financial results of a subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo also improved in the interim period, after losses in the matching period in 2016, due to fraud and mismanagement.

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The commission found Congo’s military responsible for human-rights violations including extra-judicial executions and torture in the offensive on the southeastern town of Kilwa, where the military put down a rebellion. It criticized Australia-based Anvil Mining Ltd., which at the time operated a copper and silver mine near the southeastern town of Kilwa, for providing logistical support to the Congolese armed forces.

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Major mining companies in Congo include Glencore, Randgold Resources and China Molybdenum.
Now the government is desperate to increase tax revenue in the face of severe economic problems and stubbornly low commodity prices. The franc has lost over 30% of its value in the past year and the central bank has about three weeks' left of import cover.
Economic problems have been exacerbated by deep unrest across the country caused by President Joseph Kabila's failure to arrange elections in time for when his mandate expired in December.
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