MSF Ramps Up Medical Activities in Northeastern DR Congo After Fighting Breaks Out

Several tens of thousands of displaced people have been living in precarious conditions in the region of Ituri, in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, for the last two weeks. Fighting broke out between the Congolese armed forces and the militia group, Force de Résistance Patriotique de Ituri (FRPI) on August 22, a battle for control over the southern zones of Ituri. Thousands of people have fled their homes to avoid the fighting. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has strengthened its medical activities in Geti, Orientale Province, to bring medical and mental health care to displaced people.