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UN Urged to Protect Civilians

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged the United Nations to bolster its forces to protect civilians in the volatile region of Ituri in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Under international pressure, Uganda is pulling thousands of troops from Ituri, trailing tens of thousands of scared civilians in their wake, amid warnings that the UN Observer Mission (Munoc) peacekeepers moving into the region are incapable of preventing further massacres. “The security council has given Monuc a mandate to protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence,'” said Alison Des Forges, senior adviser to the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. Full Story

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