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Every day, for a month, 370 people, 80% of them women and children, were crossing the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, seeking safety from an escalating conflict in the Kivu region of the country.
They were arriving tired, scared, hungry and traumatized, often separated from their families. What greeted them were already cramped refugee camps, housing close to 1.4 million refugees, close to two thirds of whom are children.
A sharp increase in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes in search of safety. During heavy fighting between April 21 and May 5 in the Kasai Oriental region of the country, more than 125,000 people – roughly 8,000 a day – fled to safer areas of the country.
by Sarah Anstett
"Human ingenuity knows few boundaries. We’re learning how to print human organs. Self-driving cars are hitting the roads. And recently we landed a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. And yet, for all of these accomplishments, we still live in a world where 1 in 5 people lack access to electric light.”