(CAJ News) – Nurses and new mothers are fleeing hospitals in conflict-prone zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in fear of rape by armed groups. Some of these vicious groups are led by former national army officers. The move by women follows the rape of a lactating woman who had fled possible attacks in her home, fearing for her baby’s safety, only to be raped when radicals attacked the Lulimba Hospital Centre in South Kivu province in the disorderly eastern regions.