The Red Cross is calling the situation in Congo a human catastrophe, and a quarter of a million people have been displaced already. We’ll do two things today.
First, we’ll hear as many of your reports. If you’re in Congo, or know people there who’ve been affected this week, we’d welcome you sharing what you’ve seen or heard.
Second, the way the world responds to a crisis in Africa is again being discussed. The footage from earlier this week of children throwing rocks in disgust at UN tanks which were driving away from the fighting was powerful stuff.
Is this another example of compassion fatigue? Of the UN failing to provide adequate support and protection? Or should some of Africa’s problems be left to Africans to sort out?