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"The stories we're hearing from women are terrible"
November 2, 2007 by The IRC
|Photo: Bob Kitchen/The IRC|
|Voice of America interviewed Bob Kitchen, IRC emergency response team coordinator, about the ongoing fighting and violence in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. Kitchen said the violence caused ‘very, very large-scale displacement’ leading to numerous health problems. “In some of the clinics we’ve seen the average daily consultations go from three to five people a day up to 200,” Kitchen said. The violence has led to widespread rape and sexual assault against civilians. “The stories we’re hearing from women are terrible,” Kitchen said. Link (text story and audio)|
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