UN envoy says over 15,000 raped in eastern Congo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 15,000 people were raped in the volatile eastern region of Congo last year, according to the best data available, the top U.N. envoy in the African nation said Friday.

Roger Meece, who heads the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, said the scale of the security problems in the east, including sexual attacks, is “enormous.”

via TBO.com – News From AP.

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