Photojournalism - Professional

Tears in the Congo

Jean Chung
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Tears in the Congo"
A male nurse's hand checks the eyes of a victim who briefly opened her eyes unconsciously while receiving a surgery by an American doctor who did volunteer services at Gesom Hospital. This victim's organs were brutally mutilated, thus the doctor opened her abdomen, and connected the ureters from the kidneys to the colon to make her at least continent. "Guerillas would pin them down and rape them publicly to humiliate the family. They would use pointed sticks, hoes, dirty objects. Many of them would die and never end up having a fistula repaired," the American doctor said.

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