The human costs of the ongoing crisis in the country are borne disproportionately by women and children, whose homes have been pillaged and burned, and who are not in school and thus vulnerable to soldier recruitment, writes Badylon Kawanda Bakiman for Inter Press Service.
A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
IPS, 4 March 2018
The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more… Read more »
Mbuyi was shot as she tried to escape fighting.
Tension and Drums of War in DR Congo
East African, 3 March 2018
The geopolitical situations in the Great Lakes region, currently characterised by damaged relations between neighbouring countries and a political impasse inside the Democratic… Read more »
Ethnic Wars Displaces Thousands of Minors in DRC
CAJ News, 26 February 2018
MORE than 90 000 children have been forced to flee their homes as the inter-communal violence rages in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more »
Thousands of Children Displaced by Ethnic Violence in Ituri Province
VOA, 26 February 2018
The U.N. children’s fund reports at least 90,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in the face of escalating inter-communal violence in Democratic Republic of… Read more »
"World leaders and public attention have failed to grasp that Congo's wars have returned on an enormous scale. Armed men attack and abuse defenceless women and children every day, ... Read more »
Thousands of refugees are fleeing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by crossing Lake Albert in fishing boats or canoes to neighbouring Uganda. Read more »
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