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50 Voices, 50 Places: a collection of people's hopes and aspirations for a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa.

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A framework for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo will fail to end the suffering of millions of peopleunless concrete actions are taken.

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To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into tanks and to the taps. We completed the new system in just six weeks.

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To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into a tank and to the taps.

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Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC. Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as North Kivu, in DRC, is hit by increased militarization, poor harvest & little access to clean water.

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Woman and her baby drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC. Photo: Oxfam

As hundreds of thousands of people still live in fear of attacks, African leaders at the AU Summit must “seize the moment” and make peace a priority.

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Oxfam's Louis Belanger reports from Mugunga camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where we are supplying water and sanitation to 50,000 people who have recently fled the ongoing conflict.

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Oxfam shower blocks, Mugunga 1 camp, DRC. Photo: Katie Holt/Oxfam

More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks, with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.

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Kazigira, 25 years old, Mugunga IDPs camp, DRC. Credit: Oxfam

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, Oxfam is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma.

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Daily life in Kanyaruchinya camp, DRC. Photo: Colin Delfosse/Oxfam

As the M23 armed group fights to take control of yet more territory in eastern DRC, and a multitude of other armed groups terrorize communities, there is a risk of complete collapse of state authority and worsening humanitarian crisis.

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