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Violence continuelle à l'Est de la RD Congo

Bonjour les amies.c'est le canal de mon journal que je voudrais vous mettre au courant de la situation qui se passe en Republique democratique du congo ,surtout ic a l'est du congo. Dans les campagne vers mwenga et shabunda, les gens souffrent beacoup par les rwandais hutu qui se sont instalés il ya longtemps partout dans les forets, en date du 15de ce moi ,ils ont tué plus de 80enfants en les mettant dans le pilon ,plus de 50hommes,et plus de 60femmes violé mais les autres ont été maltraité en le coupant les sexes, mains, les pieds mais aussi troués les yeux.
Nous ne savons quand est-ce que cela prendra fin,car nous souffront beaucop.
Nous comptons sur vous, notre communauté WORLD PULSE.
Merci mes amies.

English translation by PulseWire member AnnieTheriault

Violence Continues in East DRC

Hello my friends. Through this channel, my journal, I would like to inform you about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in East Congo. In the countryside, nearby Mwenga and Shabunda, people are suffering greatly because of the Hutu Rwandans that have set up camp in the area and forests a long time ago. On the 15th of September 2012, they killed more than 80 children, 50 men and raped 60 women. Others were tortured; their genitals mutilated, hands and feet cut off, or eyes pierced.

We don’t know when this will end and we are suffering immensely.
We are counting on you, our World Pulse community.
Thank-you, my friends.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign.

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Violence in DRC

Dear Yvonne, my heart is filled with grief after reading your story. Thank you for sharing your story. Is there anything that will give your story a happy ending? Does the UN have soldiers in your area and if so, is that making for less violence? Blessings.

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Translation

Violence Continues in East DRC

Hello my friends. Through this channel, my journal, I would like to inform you about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in East Congo. In the countryside, nearby Mwenga and Shabunda, people are suffering greatly because of the Hutu Rwandans that have set up camp in the area and forests a long time ago. On the 15th of September 2012, they killed more than 80 children, 50 men and raped 60 women. Others were tortured; their genitals mutilated, hands and feet cut off, or eyes pierced.

We don’t know when this will end and we are suffering immensely.
We are counting on you, our World Pulse community.
Thank-you, my friends.

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