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Humanitarian disaster in Congo

Amnesty says that more resources are needed for the UN peacekeepers in Congo. 

 The war in eastern Congo seems to be related to the Rwandan genocide – that conflict will just not go away.  Huge numbers of people are moving to try to escape the fighting and they are desperately short of food. 

I was glad to hear that the Foreign Secretary of the UK, David Miliband, flew to the area to discuss what needs to be done. 

I visited eastern Congo more than 20 years ago but it was peaceful then.  Rwanda was the next country that I visited and it also seemed peaceful then so the genocide (on which I wrote before) some years later was a shock to me; maybe if I had known more history it would not have come as such a surprise.

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