DRC — North Kivu: M23 Crisis Analysis (January 2024)




DTM DRC, iomdrcdtm@iom.int
Period Covered
Dec 19 2023
Jan 27 2024
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

Since 2022, the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in particular North Kivu, has been gripped by a devastating conflict that has intensified and become increasingly complex over time, with the potential to reach unprecedented levels in the province. This crisis is characterised by an abundance of armed actors in the conflict, a large-scale displacement and an increasing number of population in need of humanitarian aid.

The ongoing conflict between the M23 rebel group and the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and their allies has been a major source of violence and instability in the region. The situation has deteriorated further since the withdrawal of several East African Community (EAC) force bases from the affected territories. This conflict has not only caused the loss of human life and the displacement of millions of people but has also hampered efforts to establish peace and stability in the region. Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM, through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has continued conducting a series of rapid assessments, including emergency monitoring (EET/ERM), crisis analysis and registration, with the aim of responding to immediate information needs in order to understand displacement dynamics. This report presents the results of assessments carried out in the various displacement and return areas between 19 December 2023 and 27 January 2024.