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HEATHER MURDOCK/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Donata and Vestina are 11- and 9-year-old sisters who were raped by a cowherd after being grabbed while walking home from the market. Rape in Congo is widespread and rarely prosecuted. The United Nations Children's Fund says it treated 16,000 rape victims there last year; about half were children.

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Few residents of the haphazard refugee camp have any hope of moving home someday, but many still hold on to keys to the houses their families fled in the wars of 1948 and 1967. (Heather Murdock/Special to The Washington Times)