Condition: Critical: Francoise’s Story + Mishoka’s story

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Sent to DS from Pete Masters, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK, thanks Pete.


This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

November 24, 2009

Francoise was burnt when the hut she was sleeping in was set on fire. The door was locked from the outside. Her neighbours broke the door down and she escaped with one of her children, but the other dies in the fire. Visit htt:// for more stories from people living through the war in Eastern Congo.


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Updated: Nov. 25, 2009

Mishoka’s story

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from the archives:

Voices of the youth of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Survive, Express, Fight

Condition: Critical – Voices from the war in eastern Congo

Crisis in Congo

4 thoughts on “Condition: Critical: Francoise’s Story + Mishoka’s story

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  4. What a sad tale. None of the warring parties really have anything, yet they inflict hurt on others. Is it a way of showing that they are superior, or is it a way to demonstrate that everyone has sunk to the lowest common denominator?

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