At the end of October I finished production on my second Congo piece, this time for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). 'Condition: Critical, Voices from the War in Eastern Congo' features numerous firsthand testimonials as well as the stunning black-and-white photography of Cedric Gerbehaye. From the description:
Hundreds of thousands of people are on the run, fleeing a war raging in eastern Congo in the provinces of North and South Kivu. They are frightened. Many are sick or wounded. Others have been harassed or raped, or have had everything they own stolen. For more than a decade, several armed groups and the army have been fighting each other in the Kivus. The violence has made it impossible for people to lead normal lives. Life isn’t just hard in the Kivus: this region is in critical condition. And things aren’t getting any better. The destiny of everyone in this region of Congo is shaped by the war. The story of their struggle to survive needs to be told.