Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mukalay Kazeja Vincent, born 1943, pushes a bicycle carrying his mattress along the road connecting Manono town and Kamala village. Vincent fled from Kamala to Manono following inter-communal clashes and is among the first residents to return to Kamala. Dubbed the 'Triangle of Death' due to frequent acts of extreme violence and the presence of armed groups, the north of Congo's Katanga Province is one of the most dangerous places in Africa. Almost 400,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since the end of 2012, bringing the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the province to nearly 600,000. Between July and September 2014, more than 71,000 people have been newly displaced. The combination of extreme violence and Katanga's geographic remoteness have led to a lack of statistical data and allowed the humanitarian situation to unfold in a near-complete media vacuum.