A boy plays with a metal hoop near his refugee camp on the outskirts of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Tens of thousands of people have fled their villages because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. 2008

 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.

 

A malnourished boy is treated in an internationally funded clinic near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Tens of thousands of people have fled their villages because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. Malnutrition increases as the war continues. 2008

 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.

 

Women collect their rations of beans and grain once a week at a site set up by an international aid organization near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Tens of thousands of people have fled their villages because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. Malnutrition increases as the war continues. 2008

 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.

 

An unofficial refugee camp is filled with hundreds of families from villages near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Tens of thousands of people have left their homes because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. The few orange tarpaulins were distributed by the government to help keep the make-shift shelters dry. 2008

 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.

 
A woman carries kindling near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Behind her is the Lac Vert, a dead lake filled with undrinkable water because of its high sulphur content. Tens of thousands of people have left their homes because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. 2008
 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.

 

This dispensary is attached to a small clinic near an unofficial refugee camp on the outskirts of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. By and large, it is funded and stocked by international donations. Tens of thousands of people have left their homes because of continued fighting along the Rwandan border between the DRC government of Joseph Kabila and the military forces of Laurent Kunda. 2008

 

Goma is in the center of the refugee crisis, the result of the never-ending series of wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The perpetual state of crisis has left the population malnourished, homeless and fleeing.