Slideshow - Sexual violence on the rise in eastern DRC

  • Within two weeks of a truce breaking down in North Kivu, more than 70 rapes were reported at Minova Hospital

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  • Government soldiers and rebels alike have been accused of rape

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  • Even settlements for displaced people are not safe from marauding armed groups

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  • Many rape survivors cannot be treated because of continuing insecurity

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  • At least 130,000 people have been newly displaced by recent violence in and around Goma

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  • In 2010, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict described DRC as "the rape capital of the world"

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  • In Goma, funding and supplies have not reached hospitals

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  • Women remain at risk as armed groups continue to move across the region

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Sexual violence on the rise in eastern DRC

DECEMBER 2012 - Fresh fighting in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been accompanied by increase of sexual violence, with both government troops and rebels accused of carrying out abuses.
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