In the Democratic Republic of Congo, fighting between rebels and security forces puts civilians at risk. Tens of thousands have fled their homes since May 22, when the rebels launched their biggest offensive in a decade. Heavy fighting reached the outskirts of Goma, a provincial capital city.
The Human Rights Watch has previously documented atrocities committed by the rebel group, known as M23.
The DRC government accused the Rwandan military of fighting alongside the rebels, and Rwanda has accused the DRC of firing missiles into its territory.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for an end to the violence in the DRC.