Egypt strongly condemned, on Monday, brutal attack on the Ivo displaced people’s camp in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that killed dozens.
“Egypt offers its deep condolence to the families of the victims, stressing full solidarity with Congo in this hard circumstances,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The attack claimed the lives of 22 civilians, according to Red Cross coordinator Mambo Bapu Mance.
Mance told AFP that 20 people were buried immediately in two common graves, while another two who died of their wounds were buried later. He accused the armed group Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) of carrying out the attack.
On his part, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell Fontelles called for strong action against the perpetrators.
“The EU condemns the new appalling attacks committed by the militia against civilian populations, particularly the internally displaced persons,” Fontelles wrote on Twitter.
L’UE condamne les nouvelles attaques effroyables commises par des miliciens contre des populations civiles, notamment déplacées internes en #RDC #Ituri. Fermeté contre les auteurs et soutien & justice pour les victimes sont nécessaires pour une paix durable dans la région. #AUEU
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) November 28, 2021
“Decisiveness against the perpetrators and support & justice for the victims are necessary for a lasting peace in the region.”