While the UN "peacekeepers" may have kept the peace in Goma by basically getting out of the way of the marauding rebel forces, this did not spare the civilians who have suffered so much already from the carnage and chaos in the besieged region.
It's every mother's human right to give her children health, safety and happiness, no matter where she's from. Mothers in the Congo face unimaginable hardships. But there's hope in amazing community-based organizations.
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro provides an illuminating view of the war in Congo and profiles Heal Africa, a pioneering hospital in this besieged region, confronting the immeasurable toll on women from rape, brutal violence, and obstetric fistula.