25 Aug 2023

DRC violence: ‘trail of war crimes’ left by rebels say human rights groups

Murders, rapes, kidnappings – human rights groups say M23 rebels have left a trail of war crimes behind them as they sweep through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the past year and a half, the group has captured vast swathes of territory, forcing more than a million people to flee their homes and causing the biggest hunger crisis in the world.

Many have sought refuge in camps around the eastern city of Goma. But even there, they can’t escape the group’s atrocities.