- Posted November 21, 2012 by
Gisenye, Dem. Rep. of Congo
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Another World Vision aid worker, Aimee Manimani, said, 'Yesterday, when I heard the sounds of the bombs and mortar, I just got depressed. I started crying. I couldn’t control myself. I had to leave home again.'
Manimani continued: 'Like most of my Congolese, I feel humiliated by everything that we are forced to go through. I feel disgusted to leave everything behind and flee ... We had a normal life; we could face poverty and many other difficulties, we could manage all with the hope that everything will be fine one day. But now we must flee. Parents and children have to hide under the bed, in the bushes or wherever they would feel safe. Now thousands of parents can’t even protect their children ... this makes me very sad.' See more photos from the DRC here.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer