From the field - Tensions and uncertainty in the DRC

Tensions and uncertainty in the DRC - © Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

Tensions and uncertainty in the DRC - © Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

Aftermath of nationwide elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the situation remains tense in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and other cities. 

The backdrop of this presidential election is an armed conflict that continues to affect thousands of Congolese civilians. 

Franz Rauchenstein, head of the ICRC delegation in the DRC, spoke to me yesterday. He describes the last few days in the capital, the ICRC response and our continued support for the DRC Red Cross, whose volunteers have been particularly active since the polls opened.

Kinshasa, November 28, 2011. All photos © Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters