RDC — North Kivu: M23 Crisis Analysis (December 2023)




DTM DRC, iomdrcdtm@iom.int
Period Covered
Nov 20 2023
Dec 15 2023
  • Event Tracking

Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM, through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) continues to conduct a series of rapid assessments, including emergency monitoring (EET/ERM), crisis analysis and registration with a priority to respond to immediate information needs with a view to understanding displacement dynamics and needs. This report presents the results of assessments carried out in the various displacement and return areas from 20 November to 15 December 2023.

The displacement data collected in this eleventh crisis analysis shows a further increase in the number of displaced people compared with the previous publication. The total number of IDPs rose from 1,076,261 to 1,240,215 as of 15 December 2023. DTM estimates the total number of newly displaced individuals by the upsurge in conflict at the beginning of December at 163,954. This increase is due to multiple clashes between government and M23 forces, in particular those which have taken place in the territories of Masisi and Nyiragongo, seeing the extension of the M23 group's area of control.