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Congo-Brazzaville: A Forgotten Tragedy
Congo-Brazzaville is in the grip
of tragedy, a forgotten war that has been wreaking havoc in the country for
five years. As it grinds on, daily life has become an ordeal for hundreds of
thousands of civilians. The ICRC estimates that 500,000 people throughout
the country have had to flee their homes. Tens of thousands of civilians are
living precariously, many of them hiding in the forests. From July to
October 1999, between one and two thousand people a day - sick, ill-treated
and hungry - thronged into Brazzaville, where they went to the homes of
relatives or were housed in camps.
ICRC 1999. Running time: 12 min. French, English Sfr