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Congo's displaced fearful after attack on camp

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A group of internally displaced Congolese gather in the Mugunga III IDP camp in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 2, 2012.

UN refugee agency officials reported cases of looting and rape in an attack late on Saturday on a camp for people displaced by the fighting in eastern Congo, Agence France-Presse reports.

On Sunday people in the Mugunga III camp, which lies about six miles west of Goma and is home to up to 35,000 displaced people, lined up to receive food aid.

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"What is the point of all this food if there is no-one here to protect us, and to stop them coming back?" one resident of the camp asked. 

Rebel fighters pulled out of Goma on Saturday, raising hopes regional peace efforts could advance negotiations to end the insurgency.

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A boy shelters from the rain under a truck in the Mugunga III IDP camp on December 2, 2012.

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A man unloads sacks of food aid at the Mugunga III camp on December 2, 2012.

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A boy is apprehended by a policeman after he was accused of stealing a bag of salt in the Mugunga III IDP camp on December 2, 2012.

Editor's note: The caption of the final photo was amended on December 3, 2012 after AFP - Getty Images issued a correction.

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