Medical aid groups treat hundreds of mass rape victims in eastern CongoBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5218 (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5218
- John Zarocostas
International medical and humanitarian groups are providing emergency medical treatment and psychosocial support to hundreds of women, children, and men, mass raped by rebel soldiers in July and August in the war ravaged eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The aid groups, many of which are provided with support by the World Health Organization and Unicef, include the US based International Medical Corps, Save the Children, Merlin, Heal Africa, Care International, and Oxfam.
Margaret Aguirre, director of global communications for International Medical Corps, told the BMJ that …