Democratic Republic of Congo: On the precipice: The deepening human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ituri.

Democratic Republic of Congo: On the precipice: The deepening human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ituri.

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Index Number: AFR 62/006/2003
Date Published: 20 March 2003
Categories: Africa, Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Ituri region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is suffering one of the world's gravest humanitarian and human rights crises. An estimated 50,000 have died as a result of armed conflict in the region and more than 500,000 people displaced since mid-1999. This report documents some of the recent serious human rights abuses that have taken place in Ituri, and concludes with a series of recommendations that the organization believes will help to alleviate and resolve the crisis. Without decisive action, there is no end in sight to the tragedy being suffered by the Congolese civilian population in Ituri.


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