The Banro Foundation has a tradition of providing humanitarian assistance as needed. Most recently, the Foundation and Banro came to the assistance of people displaced from the North Kivu city of Goma and surrounding area following the M23 conflict in November 2012. In mid-December, the Foundation delivered 24 tons of food and non-food aid to the Bulengo refugee camp. At the time, the camp, located about 10 kilometres from Goma's city centre, was providing shelter for 15,000 individuals. This represented the first delivery of food aid to the refugee camp by any NGO.