Category Archives: On the record

Where is the world?

“They are killing our mammas. Now they are killing our children. What have we done to deserve this? Where is the world?”

–Pastor in Bukavu

source: The Guardian, 12.6.2010

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Shooting to kill

“As I understand it, they do not wound, they kill, that’s why we don’t received many injured people.”

–Mattia Novella, MSF field coordinator, on LRA attacks in remote eastern Congo

source: the Guardian, 2 May 2010

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Extortion racket

“We are their meat, their animals. We have nothing to say.”

–miner from Shabunda, subjected to extortion at FDLR roadblocks during his 340-km trek from Shabunda to Bukavu on foot, Bukavu, 28 July 2008.

source: Global Witness Media Library, Briefing Document 21.07.2009

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Justice, justice, justice

“The solution is justice, justice, justice,” said Esteban Sacco, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) in North Kivu. “There has to be a system that brings to justice those who commit the crime of rape.”

source: IRIN Africa,  12 March 2010

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Peace and rape

“There is a correlation between peace and rape,” Bora Kawende, acting head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in North Kivu, recently told IRIN. “During war, soldiers here commit collective, massive rape.”

source: IRIN Africa, 12 March 2010

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