GOMA, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) - Armed conflict, displacement and rape in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have become frighteningly commonplace in recent years, making it one of the most challenging environments for aid workers to operate in.

In 2011, for instance, an estimated 140 cases of violence involving aid workers were reported.

The two provinces account for 65% of the 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in DRC - up to 86 ...

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