DRC: “What ACN offers, no other organization does”
An interview with Christine du Coudray by Maria Lozano.
On her return from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she visited the Catholic dioceses of the Kasai region, Christine du Coudray, ACN’s section heads for this country, reported on the situation in the region and gave her impressions.
Christine du Coudray with Bishop Emery Kibal, Photographer/Author: Emeric Fohlen. Copyright Status: Copyright: Author/Aid to the Church in Need
Can you give us a description of the overall situation in the country?
This was the first time I had visited the Kasai region of this immense country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, four times the size of France in area. You’re walking on land rich in mineral wealth of every kind – diamonds, gold, minerals of all kinds, petroleum and so forth, yet the infrastructure is wrecked. This particular region, which I spent two weeks travelling, is particularly isolated, and some areas are isolated enclaves. In the country as a whole, the state of the roads, where they exist at all, is catastrophic, but I really found this particular region to be in a state of complete desolation...