Fresh Fighting Around Goma, DRC, Increases Pressure On Anglican Work for Women Affected By War

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Reports of fresh fighting around Goma and attacks on women in the conflict zone have been sent to the Anglican Alliance from the Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It has increased pressure on the project run by the Anglican church in Goma, in the Diocese of Bukavu, to support women and girls rejected by their families after being subjected to sexual assaults and rape - which is being used as a weapon of war.

The Anglican clergyman who is organising the programme, sent the following report of renewed fighting: "Yesterday, Sunday afternoon after Church morning services, there were lots of chaos, due to bombs that were booming around Goma. The media said that it was a fighting between M23 and DRC government army.

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Posted July 16, 2013 at 8:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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