At the time these photographs were taken in November - months after the August outbreak of fighting between Government forces and a local militia in South Irumu - people were still fleeing conflict in these mountains and arriving in Lagabo village. Here they line up to register their names for a distribution of WFP food.
A woman collects maize meal - but only a three-day ration. Because of funding running low for its DRC operations and food stocks even lower, WFP was obliged to start reducing rations during the closing months of 2013. Also distributed at Lagabo on the day these photos were taken were split peas, oil and salt. Some people grumbled about the reduced rations but most were understanding.
Lagabo village can be seen in the background as people line up for the food distribution. By the end mid-November, there were more than 30,000 displaced people from the surrounding area living in this one village. Some are staying with local families but most have constructed their own huts with sticks and straw.
This 20-year old mother fled her village, Kaguma, with her three children. Her husband had died in fighting a few months previously. She spoke very little on the day we met her - a mixture perhaps of shyness and shock. Her two older children sat beside her during the whole interview. Note the grasshoppers in the hand of five-year old Bruno.
The school in Lagabo was empty of children on the day of the distribution - they were all off catching grasshoppers which were for sale by the side of the road. With food for the displaced in short supply, no one was going to miss out on this tasty seasonal treat. All around, people were lighting fires to drive them out of the undergrowth.
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