Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda; dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Armed Conflict, Sexual Violence, Force More Than 14,000 People to Flee the Democratic Republic of Congo, CARE reports
KAMPALA, Uganda (Feb. 8, 2018) — Intensifying conflict and violence have driven more than 14,000 people, the large majority of them women and children, from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past six weeks.
CARE’s Suffering in Silence report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017 was featured in a story by PBS NewsHour.
CARE’s SAFPAC (Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care) projects on sexual and reproductive health are featured in an article published by Girl Globe, explaining the programs to fight gender-based violence in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Mali.
In the past year, more than 1.4 million people had to flee their homes because of continuous armed conflict in Mbujimayi, in the Oriental Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“You women and girls are inferior human beings. This is God’s will and nothing can be done to change that”, an old man in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently said to me.
During my visit to Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I was visiting a health center in Miabi Heath.