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CRIMES OF WAR: RETURNING CONGOLESE REFUGEES FIND HOMES, LANDS HAVE BEEN STOLEN


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Cal
- 813 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Since the end of the civil war, many of the refugees exiled in neighboring African countries have been coming home to the Democratic Republic of Congo, only to find that their homes have been stolen or sold, and that there's little they can do about it.



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Comments

Aimee A. (177)
Monday May 7, 2012, 4:05 pm
So sad! I wish that something could be done about it. Thanks for posting!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday May 7, 2012, 5:22 pm
Sadly noted.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Monday May 7, 2012, 6:18 pm
shaking my head, so sad
 

John S. (297)
Monday May 7, 2012, 6:54 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday May 7, 2012, 9:30 pm
What a sad and difficult situation! How can you determine beyond a shadow of a doubt who the victim actually is? I hope the Congolese government is able to come up with an equitable solution because it appears that this situation could become deadly.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:30 am
Thank you for postng. Noted with hope
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 11:26 am
Read and noted. Sad situation for the refugees. Thanks Cal for the posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:30 pm
Thieves. My ancestral lands also were stolen, and look at the insanity and filth and pain that is the result of this sort of process.
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:39 pm
Sad! Horrible! Thank you for posting, Cal. I hope something can be done about that.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:47 pm
horrible. my prayers are with them
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 3:10 pm
These poor people have been to hell and Ba k. It is by reading reports like this that makes me realistically think of my own problems. Which is so small considering these people hardships.
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 3:46 pm
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 3:57 pm
I wish those people all the strength and perseverance they need to survive and rebuild their lives. These corrupt governments are illegal and all their heads should roll at the hands of those that have suffered so much.
 

anne barusta (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:46 pm
noted, thanks
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:33 pm
thanks
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:33 pm
thanks
 

Penelope P. (222)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:20 am
What cost cell phones!
 

Hartson Doak (32)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 10:59 am
It is sad. But, without someone who is impartial to verify former possession or documentation there is little that can be done. I understand they were leaving to flee violence but they were giving up something that had less value than their lives. They were planning to start over. This is a consequence of that choice to leave..
 
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