On 17 June 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa issued a Security Alert regarding armed clashes between the Congolese military and the M23 militant group in North Kivu province, which reads in part as follows: “U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa reports armed skirmishes and conflict have intensified in North Kivu Province as well as at the Rwanda border at Goma. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise extreme caution and defer travel in and through North Kivu Province, including the city of Goma. U.S. citizens are further advised that the hours of operation at the DRC-Rwanda border crossing at Goma may be variable and should be checked before attempting to cross.”