About Goma Streets
These are the streets of Goma, the provincial capital of Nord Kivu, D. R. Congo. A place dominated by the ongoing bush wars over territory and natural resources, Goma has seen its fair share of hardship. Today, MONUSCO, the largest UN contingent in the world, is keeping the fighting away from the town. Outside the city many armed groups are active — conservative estimates say there are about two dozen - but inside city limits banditry and armed robbery are a daily occurence. These incidents cause deaths almost every day. The heavy presence of foreign militaries has cerrtainly left it's mark on Goma, where it's population is working hard to survive.
Dozens of armed groups that surround the town left their mark on Goma's inhabitants.
About the streets project
Few things are more telling about communities than the streets they live on and around. The Streets project aims to document living conditions and the state of communities in places that are only known in the West by the news of their wars, poverty, and other hardships. This project is about showing the daily life that's not commonly featured.
- 1m population
- 63% national poverty rate