Failed Peace Talks Drive New Violence in DR Congo's Ituri

Drawn from the region's marginalised ethnic Lendu community, militiamen have killed hundreds in recent weeks, and forced as many as 200,000 to flee their homes last month alone. Their victims are mostly ethnic Hema, who hold much of Ituri's economic power, writes Philip Kleinfeld and Robert Flummerfelt for The Humanitarian.


Women and children rest against a tent in the General Hospital site in a makeshift site in Bunia, in Ituri province (file photo)

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