UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Atul Khare
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UN 'must do better' for DR Congo rape victims

UN peacekeepers have "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, senior UN official Atul Khare has said.

Mr Khare, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, was sent to DR Congo by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the attacks in July and August.

He said that up to 500 women and children were now believed raped in recent weeks - more than double the previously reported figure.

  • 08 Sep 2010
  • From the section Africa
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