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19 Jun 2009 description
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Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya - They were originally built to accommodate 90,000 refugees. Today the population is at 280,000 and is growing by an average of 7000 a month. On World Refugee Day, 20 June, CARE International is calling attention to the urgent needs of the people in the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya.

Overcrowding in the camps is placing severe stress on the resources of the region and surrounding communities. UN standards for the treatment of refugees call for 20 litres of water per person per day.

18 Jun 2009 description
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Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya (June 18, 2009) - They were originally built to accommodate 90,000 refugees. Today the population is at 280,000 and is growing by an average of 7000 a month. On World Refugee Day, June 20, CARE is calling attention to the urgent needs of the people in the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya.

Overcrowding in the camps is placing severe stress on the resources of the region and surrounding communities. UN standards for the treatment of refugees call for 20 litres of water per person per day.

09 Mar 2009 description
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"It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict" (Maj. Gen.

22 Jan 2009 description
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L'accord de paix récemment conclu entre le gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo et le mouvement rebelle du Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) va dans la bonne direction. Cependant la situation reste très instable et propice aux violations des droits de l'homme. Il est donc primordial de protéger les civils.

« Les personnes déplacées envisagent désormais de retourner chez elles, mais ne savent pas ce qu'elles vont y trouver ni si leur retour sera durable, a indiqué Maurizio Crivellaro, directeur de CARE en RDC.

22 Jan 2009 description
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The recently agreed upon peace deal between the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the National Congress for People's Defense (CNDP) rebel group is a step in the right direction, says CARE International.

26 Dec 2008 description

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Les affrontements du mois d'Octobre 2008 ont affecté d'une manière significative les villages qui se trouvent sur la route qui mène de Goma vers Kiwanja. Ces zones ont été théâtre des affrontements, des pillages et d'un vaste mouvement des populations qui bougeaient selon l'avancé d'un coté ou de l'autre. Les camps de déplacés qui existaient dans la zone autour de Kiwanja et qui hébergeaient plus de 60.000 personnes ont été détruits et leurs habitants ont été obligés à fuir ou à rejoindre leur milieu d'origine.

10 Dec 2008 description
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Goma, December 2008 - This is the story of Maria (not her real name), 42 years old.

"I am from the village of Ntamugenga which is near Rutshuru. On the 28th October during the night there was a lot of shooting during the night and when we heard it we were very worried and didn't know what to do. There was then more than just shooting, there was a lot of noise coming from other types of weapons.

We were shut inside our house, listening to all of this noise outside and hoped that we would be safe.

09 Dec 2008 description
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Les camps situés le long de la frontière entre la RDC et l'Ouganda voient affluer des milliers de réfugiés congolais, fuyant la violence qui fait rage dans la région du nord-Kivu. Basée dans le camp de Matanda, l'équipe d'urgence de CARE alerte sur le besoin vital de nourriture et d'approvisionnement d'urgence de ces populations.

05 Dec 2008 description
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CARE distributes 2,000 tarps in Matanda transit camp

Matanda refugee camp, Uganda, Dec. 5, 2008 - Congolese refugees flooding into transit camps in neighbouring Uganda desperately need food and emergency supplies, says CARE emergency staff in Matanda transit camp. CARE has already distributed 2,000 tarps in the camp, after more than 11,000 people arrived here in the past week, fleeing the violence in the North Kivu region of DR Congo.

Before the tarps were distributed, many refugees were sleeping in an open field, without even trees to shelter under.

25 Nov 2008 description
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The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) today published figures showing over =A34 million raised in only four days.

The DEC Congo (DR) appeal has raised over =A34 million in the UK since launching on Thursday, November 20.

24 Nov 2008 description
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On the eve of the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, CARE staff report it is more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Extreme forms of violence against women and girls have been reported in the DRC for over a decade, but the latest fighting has brought another epidemic of atrocities.

Violence against women occurs throughout the world, and indeed in some countries, such as the Congo, it has reached horrifying proportions.

24 Nov 2008 description
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Goma, DR Congo, Nov. 24, 2008 - The ongoing conflict in North Kivu is tearing families apart and leaving an increasing number of mothers to care for their children alone. Forced to flee from their home villages, single mothers are struggling to cope away from their traditional support systems of family and neighbours.

"We're seeing that as many as 20 per cent of the displaced families in Goma may be headed by single mothers," said John LaPointe, CARE's Emergency Coordinator in Goma.

07 Nov 2008 description
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Elisabeth Roesch is CARE's gender and advocacy advisor based in Goma, DRC.

I've been in the DRC for a year, working with women who have experienced abuse and violence and talking to them about the impact that this has had on their lives. Thanks to numerous news articles and increasing international attention, the horrific nature of sexual violence here in Congo is becoming known in the world.

06 Nov 2008 description
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Goma, DR Congo Nov. 6 2008 - Sexual violence in the DR Congo has reached "epidemic proportions", and the new wave of heavy fighting is putting tens of thousands more women and young girls at risk, says CARE.

06 Nov 2008 description
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Les violences sexuelles en RDC ont atteint « des proportions épidémiques », et la nouvelle vague de combats augmente considérablement le risque pour des dizaines de milliers de femmes et jeunes filles. Entre juin et septembre 2008, plus de 3500 cas de violences sexuelles pour le seul nord-Kivu - soit près de 400 par mois ont été recensés.

« Nous savons que le viol est généralement « sous-déclaré », et nous pensons que ce chiffre est encore très loin de refléter la réalité - qui elle est inimaginable », a déclaré Elisabeth Roesch, Chargée du Plaidoyer et du Genre de CARE RDC.

04 Nov 2008 description
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More than 250,000 persons have been affected by the escalation of violence in the North Kivu region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. CARE International is addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable families in Goma, where they have sought refuge.

Over the last several months CARE has observed a deterioration of the conflict in North Kivu, which has led to new displacements of populations and has highly restricted humanitarian access.

03 Nov 2008 description
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Profitant du fragile cessez-le-feu, CARE distribue des biens de première nécessité et des traitements pour le choléra à quelques milliers de personnes réfugiées à Goma.

03 Nov 2008 description
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Goma, DR Congo Nov. 3, 2008 - While a fragile ceasefire holds, CARE is distributing emergency supplies and providing cholera treatment for some of the thousands of people who are still taking refuge in Goma city.

31 Oct 2008 description
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Goma, DRC, October 31, 2008 - The rule of law has all but collapsed and hundreds of thousands of lives will be at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo without immediate help from the international community, the humanitarian agency CARE warned. Over the last several months, CARE has seen the conflict progressively deteriorate in the country's North Kivu region, displacing people and severely restricting humanitarian access.

31 Oct 2008 description
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L'état de droit n'est pas loin de s'effondrer, et des centaines de milliers de vies sont en danger en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) si la communauté internationale n'intervient pas immédiatement. Au cours des derniers mois, CARE a été témoin de l'aggravation progressive du conflit dans la région du nord-Kivu, entraînant le déplacement de milliers de personnes et réduisant considérablement l'accès à l'aide humanitaire. Cette semaine, les violences ont empiré, forçant des dizaines de milliers de personnes à fuir en direction de la ville de Goma, à la …