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The situation in Congo gets worse…

…with the attack on November 10th on a Caritas International former child soldier rehabilitation center in Kanyabayonga, north of Kivu in the DRC.  From Reuters:

The soldiers stormed the centre and assaulted four Caritas staff. The children fled in fear while the soldiers chased and tormented them in their escape. It is only with luck that no children were injured or kidnapped. The government soldiers pilfered all food, blankets and mattresses from the Caritas Centre. The children were clearly frightened and agitated on their return to the centre that evening. The staff of Caritas Goma has taken the children to Goma and are seeking accommodation in the Don Bosco children’s home.

More from Global Witness “DR Congo: Humanitarian Crisis Deepens as Peace Process Falters“.

And “DRC: Childhood aborted by regional war” from IRIN.

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