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Thousands of people are now seeking refuge in Kibati, Nyiragongo territory, on the outskirts of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Oxfam will be responding to the situation in Kibati camp by trucking clean water to the community living there.
The recent influx of internally displaced people here is the direct consequence of the conflict that continues to devastate the country. Oxfam's Marie Cacace reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The UN reports that more than two million people are now displaced across the DRC, the highest figure the country has seen since 2009. Hundreds of people continue to arrive each day in Kibati.
Photos: Marie Cacace/Oxfam, July 2012.