The conflict in the east of the Congo has been described as the deadliest in the world since WWII with an estimated 5.4 million dead (2.7 million of them children), over 9000 people were raped in the Kivu province alone last year and in the first three months of 2010 115,000 lost their homes.
Despite this the Democratic Republic of Congo receives very little coverage in the UK and awareness of this deadly conflict remains low amongst people in the UK
I want to change this.
In 2010 I embarked on a mission to try and make people in the UK aware of the conflict in the Congo. My vehicle to achieve this was by running a marathon each month, blogging and tell as many people as possible. Three years later, i’m still trying, but this time round i’ll be cooking rather than running to get people interested in the Congo.
I’ve always had silly ideas, last time it was pushing my body to its limits. This time i’m trying to use something that is common to us all to appreciate and understand what life is like in the DRC and also share what life is like in the UK for those in the Congo.