Oxfam International suspended all its operations in the town of Mbandaka in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Agence France-Presse reports. Roland Van Hauwermeiren, the group’s director in DRC, cited the town’s insecurity as the main reason behind the move and added that Oxfam will resume its operations once the situation there stabilizes.

“Personnel is our greatest capital and we can’t place people in danger,” he was quoted by AFP as saying.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.