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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian action prevents the worst

02-07-2013 Interview

With swathes of the country under no effective control, a multiplicity of armed groups and steadily mounting atrocities against civilians, the future looks bleak for a population dismally acquainted with unremitting violence. Franz Rauchenstein has just completed a four-year stint as head of the ICRC's delegation in the country. He gives his perspective on the situation, especially as regards North and South Kivu.