“They will eat the crumbs” Part II of my Congo education

In 2005, the International Rescue Committee called Congo the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Since 1997, an average of 1200 Congolese were dying every day from war and its fallout — disease and malnutrition — nearly half a million a year.

Most of the clashes centered in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, where rebel militia and neighboring intruders from Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, vying for a piece of Congo’s riches, terrorized, abused and murdered innocent civilians.