Tagged: Democratic Republic of Congo

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The international community needs to act to prevent another Christmas massacre and the almost daily killing sprees by the most brutal and long-running rebel group in Africa said aid agencies in a new report released today.

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Tens of thousands of people will remain without life-saving aid unless the UN mission in Congo steps up its presence in areas brutalized by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), Oxfam warned today.

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Civilians in eastern Congo are facing an increased risk of rape and forced labour as a result of internationally backed military operations against rebel groups, according to new research released today.

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Each and every peacekeeper is still needed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, aid agency Oxfam said today (28 May) as the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of MONUC, the UN peacekeeping force in the country.

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A woman (identity hidden) lies on the bed in a small room in Goma used as a safe haven for women survivors of sexual assault. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

An Oxfam-commissioned survey reveals that sixty percent of rape victims were gang raped. More than half of the assaults took place in their own homes. There has also been a shocking increase in the number of civilian rapists.

Emergency Article

A stunning new exhibition – From Congo with Love – by renowned fashion photographer Rankin captures the lives of families fleeing violence in war-torn DR Congo. Share the love now and add your image to our photo petition.

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