April 12, 2022
Title 42’s Harmful Impact on the Health and Safety of Migrants
In Tanganyika province, located in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, inter-community and militia conflict has led to massive population displacements.
In May 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM):
> there were 302,919 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the province, and
> 367,601 returnees, including 89,000 in the Nyemba Health Zone
Chronic instability caused by rival armed groups and the rise in internal displacements has resulted in unmet health needs, food insecurity and the violation of many principles that guarantee the respect for human rights and dignity.
To respond to the health emergency, MdM France is operating in 14 health structures in partnership with the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office. In 2021, we delivered more than 110,000 consultations in the area and provided healthcare to 1,500 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Our team works in health structures near the sites of displaced people fleeing violence and conflict between militias, armed groups, and government forces.
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