Around 800 families from Circa Boga and Tchabi, in the north-eastern Ituri region, in the Democtratic Republic of Congo, abandoned their homes due to renewed violence at the end of August, seeking refuge in Eringeti, in Beni, in the North Kivu province. The news was referred this morning by Radio Okapi of the MONUC (United Nations Mission in the DR-Congo), quoting figures released by the local Red Cross. The civilians are for the most part women, children and elderly people that arrived in small groups fleeing some attacks carried out by unspecified armed groups east of Bunia, capital of Ituri. The displaced are currently receiving humanitarian assistance by some organisations present in the region, but are in urgent need of food, medicine and clothing. According to African press sources, already in August a medical centre and Anglican parish were robbed in the Boga area by suspected militiamen of the MRC (Congolese Revolutionary Movement), a rebel group formed recently in nearby Uganda that claims to be combating in favour of the populations of Ituri and North Kivu.