Brian Sokol

Kasonsa, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pastor Mokoyo Jean, 42, and his wife Wilambwe Antoinette, 35, stand amid the ruins of their home in Kasonsa village, where hundreds of houses were burned in July during inter-communal clashes. Locals claim that Kasonsa is former Congolese President Laurent Desire Kabila's ancestral village. Regional authorities claim that only two of the village's 485 structures avoided damage or destruction during the attack. 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.

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Brian Sokol
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Kasonsa, Katanga Province
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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