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Forgotten War: Democratic Republic of the Congo represents a collaboration between VII Photo Agency, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and de.MO. Five members of VII – Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, and James Nachtwey – traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from May through August of 2005 with the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in order to shed light on the suffering of the Congolese people as they struggle to survive a war that remains virtually invisible to the outside world. Throughout Forgotten War extraordinary photographs document the crisis in eastern Congo where the death toll reached the highest ever attributed to a war since World War II.
Over the course of the conflict, violence, war-related hunger, and disease reportedly killed 1,000 people every day. Almost four million deaths occurred over five years. In addition to showing the reality of these statistics, Forgotten War also records the responses made by MSF, a medical humanitarian organization dedicated to delivering aid to peoples affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.
Forgotten War: Democratic Republic of the Congo｜Photographers: Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged and James Nachtwey｜ 6.5 × 8.75 × .5 in｜Softcover, 128 pages｜Language: English｜Published by de.MO｜April 2006