Intense fighting between rebel factions and the Congolese army spread to Virunga Park this week, threatening a critical UNESCO world heritage site and the endangered mountain gorillas.
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Friends and officials in Goma are reporting that the Nyamulagira volcano is still erupting and that the water supplies and air are contaminated with soot.
Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.
Unlike 250,000 of their human neighbours who have had to flee the latest fighting, the gorillas appear untouched so far. But they haven't escaped alto...
The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.
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