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A woman in the eastern Congo, displaced in October 2008 by fighting between rebels and government forces, took refuge in a displaced persons camp set up on a lava flow in the village of Nzulu. Action by Churches Together (ACT International) has provided safe drinking water, latrines, and other support to families here, as well as to many residents of the host village. A quarter of a million people have been newly displaced by fighting in the eastern Congo, where some 5.4 million have died since 1998 from war-related violence, hunger and disease.