STORIES: République démocratique du Congo: M23- a region under siege: M23- Kivu: a region under siege

Africa, R.D.Congo, North Kivu, Rutshuru. FARDC, the troops of the government army. Underpaid and without sufficient means, the soldiers at the forefront of the fighting live in tent cities with their families, while those further back and in the city are often guilty of banditry, corruption and violence. On average the salary for a solder of the FARDC is about 50 USD per month. A FARDC soldier is patroling the frontline between the government territories and the territories under the controll of the M23 in Ritshuru province. 16th october 2012.©Marco Gualazzini/Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013.
M23- Kivu: a region under siege

Africa, R.D.Congo, North Kivu, Rutshuru. FARDC, the troops of the government army. Underpaid and without sufficient means, the soldiers at the forefront of the fighting live in tent cities with their families, while those further back and in the city are often guilty of banditry, corruption and violence. On average the salary for a solder of the FARDC is about 50 USD per month. A FARDC soldier is patroling the frontline between the government territories and the territories under the controll of the M23 in Ritshuru province. 16th october 2012.

©Marco Gualazzini/Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013.