How Humanity Can Be Found in the Midst of Conflict: Even Wars Have Laws

Phoebe Wynn-Pope and Pip Ross

“Just over 20 years ago, in a small ramshackle town called Goma on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, there was the most unimaginable human catastrophe. It was the concluding days of the war that saw over 800,000 men, women and children killed at the hands of the genocidaires — in those final days of the war 1.2 million people crossed the border from Rwanda to what was then called. The aid community was ill prepared and the cholera epidemic that followed took the lives of 70,000 people in just three weeks …”