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Aid agencies struggle to help the wounded and displaced after attacks

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Room 8 of Bukavu Hospital’s operating centre is full. All the beds are occupied. Some patients are on mattresses laid out on the floor. Amputated limbs, bullet wounds, open machete wounds, serious burns - all 26 occupants, including children, are victims of the latest attack of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR), one of the armed groups tearing Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) apart.

“It’s a miracle from God that we find ourselves here,” says one of the victims Mr. Bulambu, describing a attack which took place in early January in Muyulu, a village in the east of Shabunda, South Kivu.

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