KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need has granted more than $65,000 in emergency aid to help refugees fleeing violent conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The charity said the situation in the country’s east has been “explosive” for weeks, and many people are fleeing the “unimaginably violent conflicts” between many different political forces and military leaders. Control of the region’s natural resources is a major source of the clashes.
Aid workers have warned that armed groups are setting up new front lines in and around Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province in the country’s east.
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