Posted by: africanpressorganization | 27 April 2009

Democratic Republic of Congo / Humanitarian situation




Democratic Republic of Congo / Humanitarian situation



KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) April 27, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general:


On the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the humanitarian situation there is worsening in the east, according to the UN Refugee Agency, which estimates that 100,000 civilians in North Kivu have fled raids by Rwandan rebels in recent months.  They are unable to return to their homes for fear of further attacks by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).


UNHCR says that the rebels are engaged in a house-to-house terror campaign in the region around Goma.  This month alone they torched some 360 homes, and killed scores, including children.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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