Finbarr O'Reilly

Finbarr O'Reilly

    If not by the gun, many in the DRC die from conflict-induced illnesses, preventable diseases or hunger in a resource-rich but shattered nation.

    After another tense day of photographing riots, mob violence and gun battles in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) capital Kinshasa, I head not to the nearest bar, but to a dilapidated compound, home to children crippled by polio. There, among dozens of twisted bodies and withered limbs, the day's tension melts away.