The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says there have been five attacks on sites for displaced persons in Djugu territory of Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of Congo since Nov. 2021.
According to UNOCHA, the recent attack on the Plaine Savo Displaced Persons Camp in which 56 persons were killed was the fifth attack targeting displaced persons sites.
Between Nov. 2021 and Feb. 1, 2022, similar sites in Tche, Drodro, Duka, Ivo, and Plaine Savo were targeted.
The attacks resulted in the deaths of at least 58 persons and 13 others wounded, the UN agency revealed.
Following the attack on the Plaine Savo site, about 35,000 persons including those who had been displaced from the neighbouring sites of Lala and Tshukpa were moved to Bule centre.
Djugu territory right now hosts more than 742,983 internally displaced persons.
Ituri is the DR Congo province with the largest number of persons in need of humanitarian assistance numbering 1.9 million, according to UNOCHA.
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