Kivu Conflict

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 October 2004
Region AFF [ Africa francophone ]
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces

Affected persons

Total 6800000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details DRC_Overview_Nov08.pdf
Development DR Congo emergency_2-2023.pdf
Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 1600000
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

After the establishment of a transitional government and the strengthening of international peacekeeping operations in June 2003, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) returned home. However, armed groups continue to attack civilians and cause massdisplacement, particularly in the Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The UN estimates that 1.6 million people remained displaced as of October 2005.

Source: Global IDP Project, ‘Some 40 000 flee ongoing fighting every month’ [article on website], (1 Mar. 2006),

In 2023, as a result of an alarming resurgence of violence generated by armed groups, 5.8 million people are displaced across the provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Costs €   0