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Fighting In Eastern DRC Forces Closure Of 32 Clinics, Official Says

IRIN: Amid clashes, many clinics close in eastern DRC
“…According to the top medical health official in [the eastern Beni region of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province], 32 clinics around Beni have shut up shop since July. The people running the clinics are ‘frightened of being targeted for attack by Ugandan rebels,’ explained the official, Ndungo Nzalamingi, referring to the Allied Democratic Forces, an insurgency the DRC army and U.N. troops have been battling for months in joint operations…” (Maliro, 8/18).

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