Cissa Wa Numbe, Director (Secretary General) of the United Nations Association of the Democractic Republic of Congo (UNA-DRC) explains the screening process and decision criteria they use while working with local community groups and authorities to find and determine the needly woman and children who qualify for a free mosquito bed net.

We are now launching the 2009 Spring Nets for Congo project to run during March through May. Please join us by buying a net, and saving more lives in eastern Congo. We can save lives together.



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UNA-DRC's Bed Net Distribution in the Kivu Region of eastern Congo
May - June 2008

Link to: An overview of UNA-DRC

by Director - Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe



Please visit our YouTube Channel, AmaniDRC, where we have posted videos of UNA-DRC's Model UN sessions with University Students in Congo, The People's Forum, and other interesting videos.


Updated: A CBS News Video "War Against Women in Congo" - August 2008

Ben Affeck, Mick Jagger
Gimme Shelter Video
60 Seconds Short Film
for UNHCR's Gimme Shelter campaign

A video podcast from Dan Rather Reports -
The mining of Congo's resources
by an American Corporation
from (Podcast available for purchase from iTunes)


YouTube: Initiative for peace video in the DRC, the Collectif d'Assas -
Goodwill Ambassadors for UNDP in encouraging the
collection of small arms held by former rebels and soldiers.

Please view these videos directly on the sponsoring websites:

New York Times:
Brutality in Congo

Breaking the Silence
(The United Nations says Congo has
the worst sexual violence in the world.)

Washington Post: Child Soldiers
captured from IDP camps and forced to fight (November 2008)

Refugee Camps burned in Eastern Congo - November 2008
UN Joins Battle Against Rebels - October 2008

MSNBC: Violence Leaves Additional Thousands Homeless near Goma- October 2008

Fox Television Network
Child Soldiers: Documentary and
"24: Redemption" 2 hour episode
A realistic depiction of children forced to be child soldiers for rebel militia.


Ben Affleck's photos and videos during Congo trip with ABC Nightline


Lisa F. Jackson, Director of the Documentary:

Brief Interview on Sundance
HBO Clip
HBO Airings in April 2008
Review by Variety Film

Podcast "Never Again" by Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale of VII Studio
Bleasdale has lived in Congo and covered the war for over eight years. (3 min. 43 seconds)

Voices -- UC Santa Barbara
"The Challenge of Visual Journalism: Conflict in Congo & Sudan"
An Evening with Marcus Bleasdale (1 hour, 23 min.)

Chaos in Congo - Marcus Bleasdale photographs and commentary -- YouTube video - 3 minutes

Guardian.Co.UK - December 2008 Series of Articles and Videos:
Rape in a lawless land
Inside the villages where every woman is victim of hidden war

Leah Chishugi (correspondent), Christian Bennett (editor),
John Domokos (director) and Michael Tait (producer)


Democracy Now:

The Silent War - Sexual Terrorism & torture in Congo
Amy Goodman interviews Christine Schuler Deschryver on Democracy Now, October 8, 2007
who describes the horrors of the ongoing war in Congo ... all » which by 2004 had claimed 4 million lives.

Video Interview of Jan Egeland, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
and the former UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.


MediaStorm - Video by Marcus Bleasdale - Rape of a Nation


New: CBS Video - Why People Should Care - January 2008


Congo--The Forgotten War - Sky News


Ann Curry - NBC - Link to videos and photos


Once Upon a Time in the Congo
Blog, video, photos, and background about this new film