12 images Created 3 Feb 2011
North Kivu : Francoise's Story
In 2009, I was sent by Doctors Without Borders in North Kivu to document the impacts of ethnical conflicts on local populations. In Democratic Republic of Congo, victims of war are counted by millions. The NGO’s ‘‘Condition: Critical’’ campaign aimed to portray the stories of survivors. I listened and witnessed sorrow, suffering, terror. But I also met hope and resiliency. At Rutshuru hospital and in displaced people camps, life tries to go on. Influenced by a previous photo documentary I did in Mozambique on Aids a few years before, I wanted to emphasize on how people keep going. I heard the stories of Françoise, Elina and Bahati, among others. This gallery reflects their strength, and tells their courage facing horror.