Congo: UN mission reaps ‘disastrous’ consequences

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The United Nations have been criticized for supporting a government military offensive in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports BBC. According to the Congo Advocacy Coalition the mission had ‘disastrous’ humanitarian consequences. The report said the offensive against Hutu rebels had caused widespread killings and rape. The Congolese and international lobby groups called for the UN to take immediate action to protect civilians. The report advices that disarming the Hutu rebels is a top priority but to keep in mind that, so far, for every rebel disarmed this year, one civilian has been killed, seven women or girls raped and 900,000 people made homeless.

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