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New UN statistics show alarming rise in rapes

from All Africa

The recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North Kivu province has led to an alarming rise in rapes and violence against women and girls, the United Nations refugee agency said. "Our protection monitoring teams have registered 705 cases of sexual violence in the region since January, including 619 cases of rape," said a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). more

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