A war-displaced woman walks near a church where more than 200 families have taken refuge in the centre of Mi- nova, Democratic Republic of Congo. In early February, M23 rebels, backed by the Rwandan army, took control of the road linking Goma to Minova and Bukavu, causing the Congo- lese army to flee to Minova, as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Humanitar- ian aid for the nearly 300 000 displaced people in Minova is almost non-existent .

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