Everyone on alert. Amnesty International says there’s about to be a humanitarian crisis in Congo:
As the civilian death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to rise, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and more than forty other organizations active in Africa warned today that the situation in the eastern DRC is at risk of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, and called on the UN Human Rights Council to convene a special session on the crisis without delay. [here]
Oh what the hell. 5.8 million people have been killed in the DRC over the course of its wars; hundreds of thousands of women have been raped, gang-raped, turned into sex slaves, impregnanted, infected with HIV and mutilated. That’s not already a humanitarian catastrophe? WTF?!
I saw this in my Rss feed widget from Amnesty’s calls to action. Until Africa is stabilised and healthy the whole planet will continue to be unhealthy, is my theory. It is the cradle of humanity after all.
I agree! Thanks for stopping by Paul.