Tagged: peace and security
Over 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes so far this year as a result of significant increasing violence in DR Congo, Sudan and Somalia, international agency Oxfam said today, as heads of state gather at the AU Summit in Libya to discuss peace and security across the continent.
A coalition of 68 aid and human rights groups said the council should make clear to both the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo and the Congolese army that stronger measures to protect civilians are urgently needed during military operations against Rwandan militias.
Since 1998, an estimated 5.4 million people have lost their lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The current escalation of fighting is the worst it has been in years. Oxfam aims to reach around 230,000 people affected by this new crisis with clean water, sanitation services and protection support.