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Our world. Your move. Events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

28-09-2009 Event

Event Info

Where: Geneva

Visitors enter their comments in notebooks, each of which corresponds to one photo from the exhibition. 
North Kivu Red Cross branch chairman Delphin Munyomo and a police commander add their "humanitarian images" to community canvases destined for the exhibition wall. 
A visitor adds comments to a notebook corresponding to one of the photos. 
Runners-up Styla International sing “Croix-Rouge sans frontière” during the Humanitarian Song Contest in Goma on 22 August 2009. 
The audience at the Humanitarian Song Contest in Goma on 22 August 2009. 

Goma’s Red Cross hall was the setting for an ICRC photo exhibition from 18 to 22 August 2009. The exhibition illustrated the work of the ICRC and the DRC Red Cross in North and South Kivu during 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. The focus was on help for the silent, forgotten victims of the country’s conflicts.

Internationally known photographers Ron Haviv, Carl de Keyzer and Lembryk Wojtek all contributed photographs, along with ICRC communication delegate Pedram Yazdi.

Titled Our Kivu. Your move. , the exhibition invited visitors to identify themselves with real-life situations and to share their own humanitarian gestures as part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Our world. Your move. campaign.

The event ended with a Humanitarian Song Contest for groups that had written songs inspired by a Red Cross training session. First place went to Groupe Solférino with Respectez le DIH (Respect IHL), followed by Styla International’s Croix-Rouge sans frontière (Red Cross without borders) and Merci CICR (Thank-you ICRC) from Maisha Soul. Following September recording sessions, the three winning tracks will be popping up in ICRC radio campaigns and elsewhere.


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