Nyanzale

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Nyanzale
Nyanzale is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nyanzale
Nyanzale
Coordinates: 0°46′29″S 29°07′30″E / 0.774856°S 29.125099°E / -0.774856; 29.125099Coordinates: 0°46′29″S 29°07′30″E / 0.774856°S 29.125099°E / -0.774856; 29.125099
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
Province North Kivu
Territory Masisi

Nyanzale is a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the Masisi territory of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Nyanzale is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Goma and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Kanya Bayonga. It is a small town which population has more than doubled with the arrival of 20,000 displaced people. They fled in January 2007 out of fear of fighting between the rebels of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda and Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo dominated by Laurent N'Kunda's soldiers. They are also avoiding armed bandits that live in the bush. Armed banditry is a problem, since unemployed soldiers and a surplus of small arms from years of fighting are a bad mix. Unicef tries to help the refugees.

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