A friar and his bullet-proof jacket - A Capuchin sees the war in Congo and its victims

Br. Luc Vansina is a belgium Capuchin working in Congo. He describes his visit in the area of the country where the war is back.

Goma, November 19, 2008 6 a.m., a convoy of humanitarian aid prepares to leave towards Rutshuru and Kiwanja, 75 km in the north of Goma. Hundred tons of food aid will be transported towards this area by the inter logistic agency of the United Nations and escorted by Monuc.
An impressive convoy prepares with an euphoric emotion because it is the fifth and, for the moment, the last convoy for Rutshuru and Kiwanja. Everyone realizes the difficulties of the dangerous mission. At 06.30 a.m., we receive our white helmet and a bullet-proof jacket. An Indian general of the Monuc gives the instructions for the departure. The convoy is on its way. [more IN, IT, FR]