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ICRC materials are available from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

International Federation materials are available from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland.

www.icrc.org for the ICRC
www.ifrc.org for the Federation
 

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 20,-/VHS

 



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