Rape as a weapon of war has become an every day practice in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than 5,000 cases of rape against women were reported in the South Kivu province in the first six months of the year, according to the United Nations. 

Officials say the number could be even higher as many cases are believed to be unreported.

About 90 per cent of the rapes are allegedly committed by armed groups or regular forces.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the town of Goma.

Source: Al Jazeera