ABC Foreign Correspondent reports from Democratic Republic of Congo
Tune into ABC 1 on Tuesday 8 September at 8pm to see how Médecins Sans Frontières patients have been caught up in ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Foreign Correspondent reporter Eric Campbell investigates claims that coltan (a mineral used to produce many of the world’s mobile phones, laptops and gaming consoles) is the new ‘blood mineral’. He visits the mines where coltan is found and where gunmen demand half the money earned by miners, many of whom are children.
His report also highlights the impact of the ongoing violence on the endangered gorilla population and, most importantly, on the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He travels to Rutshuru Hospital, in North Kivu - where Médecins Sans Frontières teams are providing essential medical assistance to the population - and talks to our patients and staff.
Intense conflict and violence continues to affect hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. See it through their eyes in this special report.