05 April 2013

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is truly vast. At 2,345,408 km2, it is larger than the combined areas of Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, and Norway. North Kivu Province in the DRC makes up an area of 59, 483 km2 and is a region of dense rainforest, peppered with small communities. Today, the volatile security situation in the DRC causes the continuous movement of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in both North and South Kivu Provinces; after the conflict that led to the rebel occupation of Goma (the largest town in North Kivu) last November, over 100,000 civilians sought refuge in displaced people's camps around the town.

But accessing these displaced camps is not easy, especially as the communities continually move as a result of the on-going conflict. The terrain of North Kivu is extremely difficult to build on – it is... READ MORE