UN to investigate reports of mass rape in eastern DR Congo

Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse in DRC

Reports of mass rapes in a remote part of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are being investigated by the United Nations.

The UN's mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) is sending a team of peacekeepers to the Nyakiele area in South Kivu, which is eight hours by foot from the nearest UN military base.

A spokesman for the Secetray-General says the aid agency, Médecins Sans Frontières, reported treating more than 100 victims of rape and other forms of trauma since staff arrived at Nyakiele on 21 June.

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