Category Archives: 01 January.2010

Janurary 2010

A series of armed attacks by FDLR forces on camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been reported by the UN News Centre:

  • 13 Jan, north-eastern DRC:  information collected by OCHA suggests that the Ugandan rebel outfit, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), slaughtered some 100 people. The total number of Congolese slain by the LRA in January is still unknown, but OCHA reported that over 80 had been killed in December 2009.
  • 15 Jan, North Kivu: armed militia stole a truck belonging to a humanitarian organization and then used it for a violent assault on aid workers in the Muhanga IDP camp in a bid to steal their belongings
  • 22 Jan, North Kivu: OCHA said that the mainly Rwandan Hutu rebel group, known as the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR), reportedly raided the Nyange camp, killing three people and injuring several others.
  • 28 Jan, southern Walikale Territory: FDLR attacked civilians in the village of Isuka and abducted seven people to transport looted goods (source: IRIN Africa)
  • 31 Jan: Mayi-Mayi PARECO apparently plundered the villages of Kaviru (13 km west of Lubero) and and Ngane (45 km west of Butembo). Source: Huffington Post

Plus:

  • many women and girls were raped by Congolese army soldiers in the Ufumandu area of southwestern Masisi territory while Colonel Zimurinda‘s troops (FARDC) were deployed in the area during Kimia II (2009 and early 2010). Some women and girls were shot dead after being raped. In other cases, family members were killed for protesting as their loved ones were being raped by Congolese army soldiers. Source: Human Rights Watch research cited in complaint letter about FARDC Commander Zimurinda
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