On 14 February 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “There is an increase in the severity of armed conflict near Sake, North Kivu. Due to the security situation there, the U.S. Embassy is limited in our ability to offer Consular assistance, and travel to North Kivu by U.S. Embassy staff is restricted.

“The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in North Kivu to review your personal security plans should you need to depart your homes with little notice. Make sure that your and your family’s travel documents are in order, and essential items are packed in bags that you can easily carry.”