via APAiring tonight on ABC’s Nightline is a special documentary on Ben Affleck’s journey to the Congo as he tries to raise awareness of the devastating condition the country is currently in.
According to the International Rescue Committee, over four million have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of the decade-long war involving many African states. The DRC conflict has been recorded as the deadliest war in Africa’s history and is also one of the most brutal conflict zones for females in recent history. Throughout the clash, women have been abducted, raped, sexually assaulted, and attacked.
Ben Affleck (who has traveled to the country three times in the last eight months, according to People) speaks out for the DRC in the segment, “Congo is in terrible shape. What’s going on here in this country is humanitarian disaster.”
The documentary captures and records all as Affleck meets with conflict survivors, aid workers, and even warlords.
Make sure to check it out, it should be very eye-opening!