Displaced

Two for the Road
In Africa with Nick Kristof

June 19, 2007, 10:16 am
From the high vantage point of our trucks, we could see the long lines of people stretching through the town’s center and masses more throbbing behind a barricade, pressing for the opportunity to just wait in line. I had seen a similar commotion once before in Chicago, at a record signing by singer R. Kelly. But this is Rutshuru in the eastern Congo: these people were fighting for food.

by Will Okun

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