Some 100 people were slaughtered by a notorious Uganda rebel group in the Congo (DRC) last month, the U.N. humanitarian arm has said. According to reliable information collected by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked the village of Mabanga in north-eastern DRC on Jan. 13. The total number of Congolese slain by the LRA in January is still unknown, but OCHA reported that over 80 had been killed in December 2009 alone. The Office also expressed concern over attacks on camps for IDPs. The mainly Rwandan Hutu rebel group known as the FDLR reportedly raided the Nyange camp in North Kivu province on Jan. 22, killing three people. Government forces have been accused of taking supplies belonging to an NGO in the Muhanga camp, also in North Kivu, disrupting the distribution of items to IDPs. The Congolese Army said that it is investigating the incident and has informed aid agencies that it is taking action against the perpetrators. (U.N. News Service)

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