The often fruitless waiting of their turn, the excitement of meeting up again, the illusion of a life still together, the desperation of a last and definitive farewell. It looks like the plot of a movie, but instead it is the real drama of 8 million families divided by the war that split Korea into two parties. Only 100 families picked up by chance are able to meet up for a few days. Those excluded must make do with some video conferencing. Meanwhile, 35,000 applicants have already died.
In Congo, rape is not just a sneaking war weapon in the ethnic clash between Tutsi, Hutu and Congolese. It is a real social plague: every month tens of girls militated by militiamen are banned from the community, the dishonored families dispel, the women who do not report violence not to end up on a road are destroyed by venereal diseases. The reeds are reduced to prostituting themselves to survive.
Azerbaijan is not just a reserve of black gold, Azerbaijan is also a forgotten war on TVs and newspapers. 1million individuals, well 1/7 of the whole population of Azerbaijan, forced to abandon their homes to escape ethnic cleansing. In the land of Nagorno-Karabakh there are rough disagreements between the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities. A drama of men, women and children crushed among the scorns of a corrupt ruling class and an international community so far gagged by the geopolitical status quo between the US and Russia in the Caucasian chess.
It is in the schools that Congo boys and girls learn to hunt a Kalashnikov. After the failure of the last peace agreement, even the government army recruited lower in its ranks, just like all the other militias. According to Amnesty International’s latest report, released in October, 11,000 small soldiers are fighting in Congo. Before the summer, they were only 3,000, according to Human Rights Watch statistics. War is often a choice: orphans or poor children decide to arm arms spontaneously, for them it is the only way to survive.