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DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola

In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...

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DRC: Bangladeshi Female Pilots Flying Forward

Captain Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They strive to be role models for local w...

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Service and Sacrifice: Uruguay’s Peacekeepers in the DRC

Natalia Gallardo is a Uruguayan peacekeeper serving with the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO.) She is one of 900 peacekeepers from the country working in the Mission and part of...

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Democratic Republic of Congo – A Doctor’s Struggle

United Nations - Since war broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996 more than 200,000 women have suffered from sexual violence. Helping the survivors tests the limits of even the most courageous medica...

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Dancing for Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United Nations, New York, January 2012 - In The Democratic Republic of the Congo, millions have died and hundreds of thousands of women raped since a civil war began there more than a decade ago. But amid the violence...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: DRC’s “Child Witches”

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the DRC have had their share of dangers: the country's civil war has killed millions of people, left a nation traumatized and families struggling in poverty. But in re...

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Seeking justice: Sexual violence in the DRC

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - The world has been made increasingly aware of the level of sexual violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a tactic of war...

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Rape in the Forest

United Nations, New York, June 2009 - It's an impossible choice - feed your family, or run the risk of a brutal sexual attack. It has happened to hundreds of thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...