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IRC to repair health clinics and schools in violence-wracked North Kivu
November 29, 2012 by The IRC
|An estimated 140,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in and around the city of Goma. Photo: Sinziana Demian/IRC|
An International Rescue Committee team yesterday began an assessment of the damage and destruction inflicted on health clinics and schools by fighting between rebels and government soldiers outside the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. An estimated 140,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in and around Goma, during which the rebel March 23 Movement, or M23, seized the city. While the majority of those displaced have fled to camps, some people are starting to return home to villages that were deserted and pillaged during the fighting.