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Doctors struggle to contain cholera outbreak in Congo

The New York Times reported Sunday that an an outbreak of cholera is spreading through a refugee camp in Congo.
Doctors fear that the outbreak could spread if people leave the camp.
Thousands of people gathered in a church to pray for peace after the recent execution of civilians.
The fighting began because of the killing of 500,000 people in Rwanda in 1994.
Fighting continues between rebels and soldiers, and the United Nations is struggling to try to keep peace.
50,000 refugees have come to Kibati, some of whom sleep in shacks and some sleep outside huddled together.
There have been 45 cases of cholera reported since Friday, and the outhouses are especially dangerous places.
Doctors have had to transfer patients to the hospital at night because fighting does not allow doctors to treat patients at night.
Other cholera outbreaks have reported elsewhere in Congo.
The UN is also investigating other war crimes in the country in which many people have been killed execution style.