Dorcas has recently welcomed these two 4 year old boys into the orphanage. Their parents were killed in the ongoing violence that is gripping the Butembo and Beni area. When I asked Dorcas about their names, I was told that no one knows. The boys have been traumatized and so far unable to speak. It is horrific to think about what they may have witnessed.

In addition to Islamist ADF rebels acting without humanity, now there has been extended violence fostered by young men angry about the ineffectiveness of the UN / MONUSCO. They are demanding that MONUSCO leave but there has been no indication of that happening anytime soon.