…by Caritas Australia. Called “Forsaken Voices: Desecration and Plunder in the Democratic Republic of Congo” the report covers:
the horrific effects of murder, rape, child soldiers and the extractive industry are having on the DRC. This direct account, garnered through local voices gives a unique insight into the tragedy of the ongoing conflicts.
Lulu Mitshabu, Africa Program Officer for Caritas: “1200 people die each day and 2000 are raped in a month… yet the world allows it to go on…”
According to the report:
Since January 2008, attacks against civilians have increased alarmingly, armed groups continue recruitment despite some moves toward surrender… and perpetrators or past atrocities have yet to be brought to justice.
A video on sexual violence against women and children in the DRC accompanies the report: