D.R. Congo XI
Hutu refugees #1
D.R. Congo VIII
Hutu refugees #3
Hutu refugees #4
Hutu refugees #5
D.R. Congo VII
D.R. Congo VIIII
D.R. Congo VIIIII
D.R. Congo X
D.R. Congo XII
D.R. Congo XIII
D.R. Congo XIIII
Hutu refugees #12
Hutu refugees #13
Hutu refugees #2
Hutu refugees #6

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Much of my career has been spent covering humanitarian crises the world over and this situation in former Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo is particularly memorable in that the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide it was the turn of the Hutu tribe to be persecuted. Finding myself in Rwanda on assignment for LIFE magazine I got word that across the Congo river thousands were dying of starvation and disease as they fled through thick bamboo jungle. Reaching them a few days later with colleague Sebastiao Salgado I witnessed these disturbing scenes.

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