Congo Watch: DR Congo: BBC News In Pictures - Some IDPs are returning home saying not enough food or shelter for them in Goma

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DR Congo: BBC News In Pictures - Some IDPs are returning home saying not enough food or shelter for them in Goma

The UN says army troops have been looting and targeting civilians in villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The rebels have been seizing ground from the Congolese army and the fighting has hampered aid efforts.

DR Congo:  CNDP rebel leader Laurent Nkunda

Photo: Rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda says he will topple the government in Kinshasa unless it agrees to talk to him. It refuses, calling him a war criminal. (AFP/BBC BBC Nov 2008)

Volcano in DR Congo

Photo: More than 250,000 people have been displaced by the recent violence, triggering a major humanitarian crisis belying the volcanic region's natural beauty. (AFP/BBC BBC Nov 2008)

DR Congo

Photo: Thousands of people have fled to the regional capital, Goma, which is defended by UN peacekeepers. (Getty Images/BBC BBC Nov 2008)

DR Congo:  Aid agencies fear a cholera epidemic

Photo: Aid agencies fear a cholera epidemic could break out if the fighting continues and people remain without proper sanitation. (AFP/BBC BBC) Nov 2008)

Makeshift camps in Kibati nr Goma, DR Congo

Photo: About 70,000 people are living in makeshift camps in Kibati just outside Goma. (AP/BBC BBC) Nov 2008)

Not enough food or shelter for IDPs in Goma, DRC

Photo: Some people have been returning to their homes in rebel-held, despite the dangers, saying there is not enough food or shelter for them in Goma. (Getty Images/BBC Nov 2008.

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