>> The last thing 11 year old Mave Grace saw, before she fell unconscious, was men with machetes cutting open her pregnant mother's belly and killing the unborn child.>>
> She says when she regained consciousness her arm had been cut of, her sister's face disfigured, and there were corpses everywhere.
That was earlier this year in Mave's home village in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Eastern Ituri region. Ethnic strife between Hema herders and Lendu farmers has erupted there, in part drive by a breakdown of government authority, which has sparked conflict in other parts of the country as well.
It's forced tens of thousands to flee, and cost an untold number of lives. I'm told, because information is hard to come by from the remote and volatile Ituri region, the United Nations expects 200,000 refugees to reach Uganda from Ituri this year, stretching limited humanitarian resources. Mave her family fled to a camp within Congo, survivors of the violence that came to their homes are forced now to carry the scars of what they've suffered.