RealNews

Thousands flee homes after weeks of attacks in eastern Congo

Over 2,000 people have sought refuge near UN peacekeepers in northeastern Congo after a week of attacks by ethnic fighters, a UN spokesman said Monday. Some 2,500 villagers are outside a makeshift UN base after fleeing Che, a remote district of sweeping hills and cut-off valleys where daily attacks have killed 18 people and destroyed over 220 homes since Jan. 19, said UN spokesman Mamadou Bah. Dozens of Pakistani peacekeepers arrived by helicopter Saturday to secure the area after humanitarian workers last week saw burning homes and residents fleeing for safety as fighters attacked Che, Bah said. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.