NORTH KIVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 December 2008 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow is visiting conflict-affected North Kivu, on a three-day mission to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Her goal is to witness the devastating impact of the recent fighting, which has let to an estimated 300,000 displaced people in the last three months. The total number of internally displaced is around one million, or 20 per cent of the entire North Kivu population.
I have come here to better understand how people are coping with this crisis and what needs to be done, Ms. Farrow said. Its comforting coming with NGOs UNICEF is here doing their level best to sustain people, and that gives you hope. Coming without them, you might be more depressed, because what can you do?
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