Violence in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reported to have displaced more than 300,000 since early June.
Leaving behind the only home they’d ever known Valens led his family toward a nearby town where he thought he could find relatives, and shelter.
As attacks in Congo’s North Kivu continue to terrorize the population, UNHCR is extremely worried about the safety of civilians.
A new sense of purpose is rekindled among displaced Congolese and locals, working together to empower themselves and address gender-based violence.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.