Very disturbing stories and images coming out of Bunia and the surrounding region today. There was a violent massacre on the weekend in Mozart’s home village of Blukwa in which more than 30 men, women and children were killed and many injured. Many homes were burnt to the ground and there are thousands fleeing towards Bunia at the moment. It is tribal violence that threatened to spill over into Bunia today, with some rioting and one person killed by police.
We have sent all the children home from school for safety, and we will stay in touch with Mozart daily to understand what is happening. We will post updates here and on the HCLS Facebook page in coming days.
Please have the children and staff of HCLS as well as the people of the region in your thoughts and prayers, we are hoping and praying that it does not escalate into greater violence.