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We have failed, admits UN, as fresh wave of Congo rapes emerges

Posted By admin On September 10, 2010 @ 8:34 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Daniel Howden
London Independent [1]
Sept 10, 2010

The United Nations has been urged to go back to basics in protecting civilians in Eastern Congo after admitting that 500 rapes in the space of a single month amounted to a serious failure in its mission.

 The mass rape of more than 240 women in villages close to a peacekeeping base in Eastern Congo a month ago has seriously shaken confidence in the UN’s largest operation of its kind. It has prompted debate at the Security Council, an internal inquiry and a new show of force titled “operation shopwindow”.

Meanwhile, details are still emerging of another spate of mass rapes in a different part of the vast mineral-rich country, which takes the total number of people affected since the end of July to 500.

Human rights groups yesterday called on the UN peacekeeping mission, Monusco, to get out of their armoured cars and talk to the communities they are mandated to protect.

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