People lie on the floor at the Catholic Mission in Duekoue. When the great offensive by the Republican Forces (FRCI) began, tens of thousands of people in and around Duekoue fled their homes. The estimated number of IDP's is 35,000. Around 28,000 people fled to the Catholic Mission, with more people arriving every day. The mission is too small to cope with such a number so is becoming very overcrowded with very limited facilities.