10/11/2008

today bloggers write to reunite refugees...



DR Congo: Civilians Under Attack Need Urgent Protection

“Some civilians fled to Goma, North Kivu's capital, swelling the population to over 700,000 people, but there too civilians were attacked. On the night of October 29, at least 20 civilians were killed, including 5 children, and more than 13 people were wounded when soldiers looted shops, attacked civilian homes, raped women and girls, and stole vehicles before fleeing from advancing rebels. Focused on defending Goma's perimeter from the rebel advance, MONUC troops were unable to protect Goma's civilian population.”

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“The world cannot look away again as thousands suffer in eastern Congo. The people of Congo deserve more.”
Juliette Prodhan, head of Oxfam in the Democratic Republic of Congo


We shouldn't shut our eyes
We should't block our ears
We shouldn't give up hope




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