GOMA, Congo, The Dem. Rep.
DRC Humanitarian Crisis
An escalation in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo adds to the enormous needs of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today, in which women are particularly at risk of rape and sexual violence.
On December 15, a CARE team returned from an evaluation mission to South Masisi territory in the North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ’” the first one to take place in the region by any humanitarian organization.
Hands clap and fingers snap as a group of women and men watch CARE staff Rose Vive Lobo’s lips and respond to her questions.
"What does sexual violence mean? Do you know different forms of such violence? What are women’s and men’s rights and obligations?"
Survey in one camp shows women and girls feel unsafe, survivors express need for support
CARE calls for total protection of women and girls