Many of you have seen or heard news reports of the current wave of unrest and rebel fighting in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is an update on the situation in the DRC from our HEAL Africa staff there:

The situation in the city of Goma (where HEAL Africa is based) is calm at present. For now, there seems to be little risk that the M23 rebel group will attack Goma. MONUSCO (the UN peacekeeping mission) [...]