Rapes, attacks on civilians continue in eastern DRC: UN

Published on 20 October 2009

Night-time attacks on civilians and rape by armed men remain widespread in a strife-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where nearly5,400 cases of rape were reported in the first six months of the year (..) The UN World Food Program (WFP) has been providing three-month food rations to the returning IDPs while the UNHCR has supplied non-food items, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) farm tools and other agriculture inputs.

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