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DR Congo: Civilian protection urged as tens of thousands flee escalation in fighting

Headline Title:  DR Congo: Civilian protection urged as tens of thousands flee escalation in fighting 19 November 2012 As the Rwandan-backed M23 armed group advanced towards Goma and fighting resumed today around the capital of North Kivu province, combatants on all sides of the escalating conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack, Amnesty International said.  Tens of thousands of civilians have already fled – including many who were previously displaced – and the humanitarian and security situation has deteriorated dramatically…

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