CENTRAFRIQUE N'A JAMAIS EU SA CHANCE


In 2014, I was visiting a hospital in Bambari, a northern city in the Central African Republic, just after a night of heavy fighting. Young men began filing in with gaping, puss-filled wounds from machete attacks, wounds that left perfectly smooth, straight slices in their skin. One man had been hit by a bow and arrow. An elderly woman had her lower right leg burned to the bone by a grenade. The head doctor attending to the patients told me he could no longer eat meat. I immediately understood why. Nearly five years later, the conflict continues with thousands killed and over one million displaced.

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