Video: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Last updated November 09, 2015

Christian Als
Video: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Eastern Congo
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The eastern Congo, the site of the deadliest conflict since World War II, has been ravaged by both foreign invasions and homegrown rebellions. Home to vast mineral and natural resource wealth, the country continues to defy efforts at pacification. As the conflict has morphed from a regional war to a series of tenacious local insurgencies, the civilians caught in the middle have paid the steepest price. And with critical elections approaching, the hard-won gains of an internationally-backed peace process are at risk.

This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations' InfoGuide Presentation, "The Eastern Congo":