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March 26, 2009
Pascal and Vestine are alive in Congo, but still not home

Worldfocus has been reporting on the crisis in Congo in the country’s volatile eastern region since last fall. In December, we followed one family caught up in the fighting and displaced by the war in “War in DR Congo: The story of Pascal and Vestine.” Since then, the Bumbari family was forced to flee for a third time.

Last month, Michael J. Kavanagh of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting went back to eastern Congo to find out what happened. Together with Lisa Biagiotti and Taylor Krauss, he produced the story of Pascal and Vestine.

Read Michael’s post on what he saw in Congo’s most remote areas: War still rages on in corners of eastern Congo.

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3 comments

#3

It is difficult to truly understand what is happening there, until you view this video. Thank you for sharing their story.

#2

Thanks for reporting on my country. Sometimes the world tends to lose sight of the sufferings that are taking place over there.

#1

[…] Michael J. Kavanagh of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting returned to eastern Congo last month to understand the conflicting news coming out of the region. Below he explains what he saw in some of the most remote areas of Congo. Along the way, he reconnects with Pascal and Vestine Bumbari. He reported on the signature story: Pascal and Vestine are alive in Congo, but still not home. […]

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