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From MSF, here's a video tour of an internally displaced woman's hut in one of the camps in Masisi, northwest of Goma. The woman (whose name, Confiance, means "confidence" or "trust") does a great job of articulating the problems faced by IDP's. IDP's, remember, don't get all the protections that refugees (who cross borders) are supposed to get.

Some CongoleseIDP's live in even worse conditions than those faced by Confiance and her family. The situation in the eastern DRC is untenable.

You can help Congolese IDP's by donating to the MSF (Doctors without Borders) United Kingdom section's Congo Appeal here.


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