IRIN: For victims of the Ituri conflict’s sexual violence, aid is scarce

IRIN: For victims of the Ituri conflict’s sexual violence, aid is scarce

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3/20/18

IRIN quoted Delphine Pinault, CARE Uganda’s country director, in a story about the lack of aid for sexual violence victims and refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, where millions are fleeing, CARE is providing counseling and group activities to survivors of gender-based violence. “Despite the prevalence of rape and other forms of sexual violence, at the community level, stigma surrounding being a survivor still persists, including being ridiculed, rejected and isolated as a result of the shame,” she said. Read the story here.  

Over the past year there has been nearly a million refugees from South Sudan flowing into northern Uganda. The South Sudanese are being driven from their homes by violence and driven into hunger. Credit: Peter Caton/CARE

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