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Underreported: Humanitarian Crisis in the Congo

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A joint military offensive against a group called the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has ravaged parts of the country. It’s also created a dire situation for civilians, many of who have been forced to flee their homes. On today’s first Underreported we’ll look at the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries with Bruno Jochum, director of operations for Doctors without Borders in Geneva, Switzerland, and with Alexandre Morhain a project coordinator with the organization in Southern Sudan.

Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" deals with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hear Leonard's interview with Nottage and actor Saidah Arrika Ekulona here.

Guests:

Bruno Jochum, and Alexandre Morhain
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