Pre-election violence in Burundi has started a refugee exodus to the DRC. This may impact the clinics and hospitals we support. Specifically, Don Bosco Ngangi has housed up to 12000 refugees during similar crises. Project Congo is monitoring this situation and stocking medical supplies in anticipation it may worsen. Click here to read about current events in Burundi.
With disgust I learned of the brutal attack on the Mugunga Refugee camp by M23 rebels. We visited the camp last summer.The camp houses 50,00 refugees. Many of whom fled massacres in their own villages. The M23s attacked with morta
r rounds and machine gun fire. They looted and raped through out the camp and took many children between the ages of 12-16 as child soldiers. The M23s are not men or freedom fighters, are are something worse than animals.
Read about the many Displaced people near Goma.