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Crisis in Goma, Congo

Kate Grant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

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.

Happy Mother's Day

Ben Affleck | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

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.

Horror and Hope in the Congo

Kate Grant | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Kate Grant

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.

The Modest Heroine Of The 2011 Opus Prize: Lyn Lusi

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Opus Prize recognizes unsung heroes from any faith tradition, anywhere in the world, who are working to solve today's most persistent social problems. Lyn's is an inspirational story.

My Journey to Report on the Horrors and Hope in the Congo (Part VI)

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Joseph had worked hard to secure a meeting with a well-known Congolese women's rights activist, sending numerous emails prior to our trip requesting an appointment. He finally got a response.

My Journey To Report On THe Horrors And The Hope In The Congo Part V

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Port Goma - Joseph tells me once again to put away my camera-- "You're not allowed to take pictures at the port. It's considered a military zone." ...

My Journey to Report on the Horrors and the Hope in the Congo (Part IV)

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

I imagine myself at thirteen trying to find my way under the same circumstances. My thoughts aren't pretty. I hold back my tears. We are headed to Mugngua III and Mugunga III will shock me to my core.

My Journey to Report on the Horrors And the Hope in the Congo - Part III

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Clinic Gesom is a small, depressing, terribly underfunded NGO. Kizito has set up the appointment thinking I should see the smaller, 'less traveled' clinics in the Congo.

My Journey to Report on the Horrors and the Hope in the Congo - Part II

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Goma is like nothing I've ever seen. It's vibrant, angry, primal, desperate and hopeful -- lawless, but somehow not dangerous.