Forget the easy hype about Congo as the “rape capital” of the world. Every conflict is different and should be viewed differently. The real horror of rape in Congo is NOT that it is directed by an outside intelligence (as a weapon of war) – but that it is so banal, senseless – but on a monumental scale. This woman had been raped repeatedly hours before. Same as six months before that.
She was brought to us only because we happened to be there to set up a disarmament base.
mass amputations by child soldiers,
a nation gone mad.
A UN team travels to meet a tribe in Kisangani, DRC
17,000 peacekeepers for the Congo seems like a good number.
Until you realize it’s the size of Western Europe – and Ireland alone has far more roads.
A peacekeeping mission rushes in to fill a dangerous vacuum as the dictator Charles Taylor’s regime crumbles.
Mia Farrow visits Goma in eastern DRC during the crisis of 2008. Film was commissioned by UNICEF and screened in Geneva HQ.
Produced for Jaya Murthy and UNICEF DRC.