(ICRC) – The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate dramatically in the province of Tanganyika in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the United Nations, since the crisis began a year ago, more than 650,000 people have been forced to flee the violent clashes between the Batwa (also known as Pygmies) and the Bantu (mainly of the Luba ethnic group). Far from their villages and traditional means of subsistence, thousands of families are facing an increasingly critical food shortage.