More Deaths in DR Congo

May 3, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes (R) speaks to women in the village of Daly in the region of Zinder on April 27. Holmes said Saturday that the U. N. estimates that 100 people were killed in February attack by the Lord�s Resistance Army LRA) in the DR Congo, bringing the estimated death toll in the area to over 500 since December.  (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images )
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes (R) speaks to women in the village of Daly in the region of Zinder on April 27. Holmes said Saturday that the U. N. estimates that 100 people were killed in February attack by the Lord�s Resistance Army LRA) in the DR Congo, bringing the estimated death toll in the area to over 500 since December. (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images )
The U.N. is investigating the latest attack by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) on villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the
U.N., said Saturday that 100 people were killed in the attack, bringing the estimated death toll to over 500 since December, according to Aljazeera.

The International Crisis Group, an NGO that attempts to resolve deadly conflicts, said that the Congolese government is too weak to protect its people, “The LRA has exploited the inability of the Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic to control their border areas and benefited from insufficient coordination between their armies.”

Holmes said that, “Only by pooling intelligence and coordinating activities across the entire affected region can the Ugandan army, its national partners, the U.N., and civilians hope to rid themselves of the LRA.”