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While we were voting.

October 30, 2008

A humanitarian crisis is brewing in the Eastern part of the Congo. According to this Washington Post report, the Congolese army has lost control, leaving only a small group of U.N. peacekeepers to protect the civilian population from rebel forces.

Don’t really know what to say about it, but I’m definitely going to keep the situation on my radar.

It’s also another example of why investing in prevention is so important.

Update

The New York Times reports that the situation seems to be marginally better, thanks to a cease-fire. It’s still bad though. I think it would be particularly terrifying to be a woman in this situation, in which your body is considered prime target for combatants on both sides.

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