According to a report published in October by the UN secretary-general. . . . in the first six months of 2007 there were 4,500 cases of sexual violence reported in South Kivu alone. As a rule of thumb in such situations, says the UN, for every rape that is reported, as many as ten or 20 cases may go unreported.So by the UN rule of thumb, more than 100,000 cases of rape probably occurred in one province of the Congo in 2007. The extent of Congo's misery boggles the mind. The whole article at the Economist is well worth reading.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Posted by Jotman on Sunday, May 04, 2008