AUGUST 7, 2009: Thousands of Congolese Displaced by LRA

Thousands of Congolese Displaced in Latest Attacks By Ugandan Rebel Group
SOURCE: UN News Service
Some 12,500 people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been uprooted from their homes in the past month by attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

"The humanitarian situation in this remote part of the DRC remains dramatic," Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.

He said that last month the LRA launched an "unprecedented" 55 attacks against civilians in the Faradje area in north-eastern Orientale province. Villages in the Dungu district of Haut-Uele province were also targeted...

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