Monday, December 17, 2007
Lydia Polgreen writes from Goma, Congo in the Sunday NYT about the frustration some Congolese feel about decisions aid organizations have made. The organizations have scaled back on emergency services to try to devote more resources to medium-term and long-term projects. The problem is that the need for basic care - food, shelter and health care - continues to grow as violence in eastern Congo increases. The United Nations and human rights organizations are also active in Congo, but face difficult problems.