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Friday, November 14, 2008

Screaming with Pictures; DR Congo

Just a few captions today, Congo is out of control. 250,000 people are fleeing but with nowhere to go. Camps are full and becoming more dangerous than ever. Rape is commonplace, murder even more so. Rotting bodies lie everywhere.

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Around 1,000 cases of cholera have been reported since October, the World Health Organization warns.

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A woman, speaking from hospital, said she was among a group of villagers who had been raped by Mai Mai rebels in front of their husbands, who had been tied up with ropes.

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A IDP camp attempts to withstand the rains. There is no substantive shelter when you are constantly running for fear of your life.

DR_Congo_rebel_young: photo by:Getty Images

"We were on our way back from school when we met the rebels. They made us carry some luggage for them and then told us to go with them," says a 16-year-old caught up in the recent unrest..." Forced recruitment of child soldiers is nothing new, I just wonder do we or have we, over time, become immune to these stories?

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and SCREAM! about something you care about.

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Anonymous said...

Hopefully never immune, but probably overwhelmed. The need is so tremendous, there seems to be no starting point.