Picture Story - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Logistical challenges in the DRC
Getting aid to where it is needed is rarely a straightforward task, but in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it can be extremely difficult. In the DRC the logistical challenges of getting humanitarian workers and aid supplies from A to B are numerous; jungle terrain, poor unpaved roads, an often non-existent infrastructure and frequent flooding are some of the predictable obstacles to aid delivery. The unpredictable ones include attacks by armed groups such as the Lord's Resistance Army; security is a huge concern for aid agencies trying to transport people and equipment over land. This picture story shows the range of modes of transport as well as the difficulties they each face.
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