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25 Jul 2012 description
report World Vision

· Children hiding in the bush to avoid the fighting

· High proportion of refugees in Uganda are under 15 years of age; reports suggest they left out of fear of being forcibly recruited

· Surge in violence sees aid agency shut down life-saving programs including cholera response, in the east of DRC

· Children are facing the added trauma of displacement, says World Vision, calls on governments to do more

23 Jun 2012 description
report World Vision

By John Kisimir

The situation in some parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains fragile as aid agencies respond to the needs of the populations recently displaced by fighting between government troops and multiple non-state armed groups and M23 rebels.

World Vision has resumed operations in some the areas where it had suspended operations three weeks ago but was once again forced to withdraw staff from Rutshuru Territory after fighting advanced.