November 6th, 2010
05:36 PM ET

Hundreds of women, children raped in DRC conflict

The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.

At least 657 cases of sexual violence involving women and girls were documented in September and October during mass expulsions from Angola to
Congo, according to UNICEF.

UNICEF, which compiled the case information over the past two months with help from aid agencies on both sides of the border, said women, girls and possibly men were sexually victimized as about 6,621 Congolese nationals were expelled from Angola.

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  1. thelawtruth

    This is one of those tragedies that will just pass through the presidents and politicians hands and not one of them even care enough to take the actions that are needed to stop this once and for all, this is why I can't stand them and there cowering weak sniveling wimps, they should be made to live there in those conditions, all of them that have the power and authority to stop it and do nothing.

    November 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisababy

    What a horrible situation those poor women and children truly a sad state of affairs

    November 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Better idea

      If world powers are too fearful to fight, then supply the guns and bullets to the women and girls so they can defend themselves. You chicken leaders should be outraged.

      November 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mick€€

    where is the un?

    November 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WhiteKong78

    The UN doesn't care, Washington doesn't care either. I'd support going to war for this. It won't happen though.

    November 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • thelawtruth

      WhiteKong78 this is the war that is needing to be fought I agree and all wars in this category, If it were up to me these so called leaders that rule over the world would be at my roasting party.

      November 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Daniel

    Where was the outrage in Washington when this was going on? Yet the right-wing thugs in Washington went ballistic when their stooge Mir Hussein Malavi lost to Mahmud Ahmedinejad in the 2009 Iranian elections!

    November 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sgt. slaughter

    For more enlightenment...see my posts on; gays in the military....LOL

    November 6, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Now I can see why your candidates won last week's elections,sgt. slaughter. I just wish that they all had your honesty,like the true Tea Partiers they are.

      November 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sgt. slaughter


    You can get on the TEA party bus too......

    But you'll have to sit in the back.....


    November 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. what

    Sorry to hear what happening drc.but once again we are not the war police,we have to stay out of these issues.we should send these women guns.sad we still have kkk and racism thanks sgt slaughter for being dumb

    November 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. what

    The UN and unifec should hire blackwaters they killed more people then the usa army.what does UN forces do?

    November 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Don

    As usual, Libs ready to spend a few more BILLION we don't have, and have our men and women of the military fight and die, when our OWN Citizens are killing each other in the inner cities of the USA. If you truly cared like your mouth says, you'd volunteer your time & money right here FIRST. I know it "Feels Good" to talk the talk, it's another thing to do more than that. But being Democrates, it's all you do...... Complain and hand out other peoples money. By the way, I'm a sponsor and a volunteer inner city basket ball coach, and the ONLY people who actually show up and work/donate are Republicans. The Dems are only interested in giving away the food at the mission, because they get to put on a big show of how generous they are to the needy. Oh well I guess it's better than nothing....

    November 7, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. ang

    Those r sad news, and even more,that seems nobody it's doing anything to help those poor girls and women.

    November 7, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    I would not neglect my own children to go and care for someone elses.
    The government is so preoccupied with what's happening on the other side of town they can't smell the smoke from their own house burning down.
    Fact: You can't save the world from itself.
    We can't be everywhere else at once "fixing everything" and no one including ourselves should have such unrealistic fantasys.
    The world isn't supposed to be some perfect place where nothing bad ever happens. This isn't phukking Xanadu or Narnia. Its a place that is inhabited by humans....Go sacrifice your own life to change the world.

    November 7, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. WhiteKong78

    Apparently not all tea party voters are that stupid. Christine ODonnel didn't win after all. I would agree that America needs to right it's own ship before helping others, but my point is that there is no outrage from the supposed bleeding heart left or the blood thirsty right wing base. At the very least the government could go into Africa to plunder the natural resources under the guise of "humanitarian" causes. That way the US could maintain the status quo as a corrupt super power while looking like it cares about the African continent. What happened to the greatest generation? All of them sacrificed so much and pulled together for a common cause. Now people are only concerned with assessing blame or their own wealth. Some of my fellow Americans are a bunch of lazy self righteous cowards.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. kewl

    It is incredibly amazing, that ppl spend so much time squabbling about party philosophy, money and other BS. When there are so many atrocities going on in the world. Have ppl lost their sense of humanity? Sometimes humanity calls upon humans to do the right thing.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. WhiteKong78

    Americans since the sixties have become lazy and complacent. They care only about their next bedroom conquest or the next feel good chemical they can put in their bodies. Americans are worried they will be drafted and ripped away from their cozy lifestyle and actually do a bit of work for once. None of these bloggers have ever swung a hammer to help build a home for a less fortunate family, nor have they worked at a soup kitchen. They know nothing of sacrifice yet half of them are quick to quote the Bible. Pointing a finger requires less work than lifting a finger to help.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
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