As fears of Ebola spreading to DRC’s urban areas grow, Oxfam launches public awareness and hygiene programs
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 25 since May 8th. While most reported cases have been contained to small rural areas, there is a high risk of it spreading nationally and into neighboring countries as cases are reported in urban areas.
Change is afoot in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women are finding new power in working together to confront the challenges of life in an unstable region.
Since April, rebel groups have been tightening their grip on the region as civilians suffer profound abuses.
In 2009, celebrity photographer Rankin returned to Congo where he captured the love stories and portraits of people struggling through years of conflict in the eastern provinces.
Oxfam's striking short film, shot in eastern Congo in 2008, elevates the stories of women working to overcome brutality and asks viewers to take action by joining a growing community of people who will not stand by any longer.
A new wave of atrocities hits villagers as fighting continues between the Congolese army and a rebel group in eastern Congo.