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The local Doctor in the Tiny village of Anjuman examines a 2 week old baby. The clinic was built by a French NGO. Up here there is no support from the ISAF for medical supplies. Afghanistan. Credit: Travis Beard/ Argus

Ordinary Afghans blame government weakness and corruption as the second most important factor behind the fighting, with the Taliban coming third, followed by interference by neighboring countries.

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Eastern Congo. January 2006. Katutu market Bukavu, South-Kivu. The fighting has led to appalling levels of hunger, disease, and death, and to countless abuses of human rights. Credit Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Since the start of military operations in January, more than 600 civilians have been killed and thousands of women and girls raped by armed rebel groups and government forces.

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A 17 year old girl at a transition and rehabilitation center for children who have fled the armed forces, DRC.Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Rape, forced labor, reprisal attacks and torture are surging in eastern Congo as the result of the recent UN-backed military offensive, according to a new in-depth survey of nearly 600 villagers carried out by international aid agency Oxfam.

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