Aid workers in the Congo are concerned about feeding people caught between fighting forces in eastern Congo, as the cease fire between rebel and government troops fizzles. According to today's AP story,
"''I haven't eaten properly in three weeks,'' said Teoneste Dies, 22. He fled his home three weeks ago with his wife and three children, surviving on the few potatoes they could scrounge.
On Tuesday, he waited with thousands of others for food aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross. The organization was distributing 45 metric tons of food -- enough to feed each family for 10 days.
In Kibati, six miles from Goma, about 70,000 people are living in makeshift camps. A long line snaked through town Tuesday morning as villagers picked up oil, maize flour, salt and beans."
Millions have died in the Congo in recent years, while diplomats from the West and Africa try to sort out the mess. Unlike Sudan, the Congo has no oil, one reason, perhaps, why the global public has not been riveted on its travail.
But it does have suffering, hungry people, cut off from the bountiful world.