Congo (DRC)

The number of incidents against humanitarian workers operating in the volatile North Kivu province of the Congo (DRC) has surged by 26 per cent in the first six months this year, and the attacks are becoming increasingly violent, according to a UN report released Sept. 15. But whereas armed groups were responsible for the majority of criminal acts last year, bandits account for most of the security incidents in 2009, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, adding that no one has yet been held accountable for any of the reported crimes. (UN News Service)

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