Tagged: Congo

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Bulengo is one of four IDP camps on the outskirts of Goma. Credit: Suzi O'Keefe/Oxfam

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.

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World Food Programme (WFP) and USAID food distribution at Magunga IDP (internally displaced people) camp.

Atrocities are being committed against villagers in remote areas of Eastern
Congo, where fighting between the Congolese army and the FDLR rebel group

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People registering to leave Kibati camp, for a new camp west of Goma, which in six months time will have capacity for 60,000 peole. The registration process is thorough: they get a health check, a hygiene kit and some sheeting. Credit: Ian Bray/Oxfam

According to UN figures, some 250,000 people in the provinces of North and South Kivu have been displaced since mid-January following a military operation targeting the FDLR rebel group.

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A Congolese soldier outside Goma police station. Effective reform of the army, police and justice system is urgently needed. Credit: Nabil Elderkin/Oxfam

Horrendous violence continues to plague the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with more than 200 killed and 150,000 displaced since a January peace agreement was signed.

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