A young woman flees with her child from Kibati. © UNHCR/P.Taggart
UNHCR backs calls for ceasefire in DR Congo as concern mounts
Saturday, 08 Nov. 2008
UNHCR backs mounting calls for a halt to fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo amid concerns over tens of thousands of displaced civilians.
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