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Fleeing #DRCongo to #Uganda after mass violences in #Ituri province

#Rape and #sexual violence reported.

The local civil organization @luchaRDC is accusing @Total for oil exploration activity and Joseph #Kabila for creating political disorder.


This picture shows the transit center at the border between DRC and Uganda

The photo is by Helen Manson, and these are her words:

 Right now, in this very moment, even as you read these words, there’s a silent crisis unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last year (on average) 30-50 people crossed the border each day. As of January, those numbers are closer to 500 per day. Medical Teams International are also there, right now, providing emergency and ongoing medical care to these precious people – now refugees.

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#escape in a suitcase #children #ghouta #ceuta

The images of a child sleeping in a bag taken by the photographer Omar Sanadiki (Reuters) the 15th of March 2018 in the village of Beit Sawa tell the dramatic mass exodus from eastern Ghouta, Syria, due to heavy airstrikes conducted by Bashar al-Assad regime and his allies (Russia and Iran).

This picture brings back the 8th May 2015 when a boy was found through X-Ray scan hidden in a suitcase by Guardia Civil at El Tarajal (terrestrial point of entry at Spain’s border in Ceuta). So different, so similar.

Always in Ceuta another case has been reported the 30th December 2016

#Lybia #Italy #Hunger #2018

This is the authentic photo of Segen (Italian authorities registered his name as Tesfalidet Tesfon, label number 37, but he was known as Segen). The 22-year-old Eritrean who was among 91 migrants to arrive in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Monday on board a ship run by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has died due to the effects of hunger.

The man was in critical condition due to malnutrition and severe respiratory problems when he arrived in Italy. He was taken to Modica hospital but his condition deteriorated and he died.


The photographer is Kepa Fuentes

(Pozzallo, March 13, Ansa)

“Yesterday we witnessed a tragic landing, we saw an impressive situation of malnutrition not only in the boy who unfortunately died, but also in his fellow travelers. They were all skin and bones, they seemed to have come out of the Nazi concentration camps. Desperate people, malnourished: it was terrible. Fifty-eight of the migrants who arrived had cases of scabies and are already under treatment, but what really left us speechless were their physical condition: skeletons, men, women and children without a thread of fat, just a bunch of bones “.

The mayor of Pozzallo, Roberto Ammatuna

This picture has been widespread through social networks to comment the news of the dead for hunger of the 22-year-old Eritrean arrived in Italy but according to Fabrizio Gatti and his article, refers to a 14-years-old Eritrean kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers in Sudanand has been taken at Cairo in 2013. [Thank you to fact-checker Luis Galrao]

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Human Rights Watch

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