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In pictures: DR Congo crisis

UN soldiers escort an aid convoy in Kibati, north of Goma in eastern DR Congo.

Medical and sanitation supplies have been transported by UN troops into rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo for some 250,000 people who have been displaced by fighting.

A mother and child are registered at a displaced persons camp Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo.

At a camp in Kibati, north of Goma, refugees fleeing fighting between the forces of renegade general Laurent Nkunda and Congolese troops are registered by the Red Cross.

A malnourished child is carried by a Congolese Red Cross worker

Malnourished and dehydrated, many are so weak they need urgent medical care. Gen Nkunda said he would guarantee "humanitarian corridors" for the aid convoy through rebel lines.

Residents are transported on a truck as they try to reach their homes near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo.

Amid a fragile ceasefire, other people have been trying to return to their homes around Kibati in North Kivu province.

A child eats a banana in an abandoned church in Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo

There are reports that some camps have been flattened and of renewed clashes, raising doubts over the ceasefire and concerns about the whereabouts of tens of thousands of people.

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