Photo: Kokombando Wazanabanga
Itai with Congolese child
Photo: Kokombando Wazanabanga
Helping civilians trapped in fighting zone
(VIDEO) Ahead of the 'Band Aid' rock concert this Saturday, Itai Engel, one of the organizers and an investigative correspondent, speaks to Ynet about the human tragedy in Eastern Congo and what can be done about it
VIDEO - Itai Engel is a correspondent for the "Uvda" (fact) news show, which is considered the Israeli equivalent of "60 Minutes." During the past year Itai has traveled to Congo to report on the humanitarian disaster taking place.


This Saturday, Itai, together with Brit Olam, the International Israeli-Jewish Volunteer Movement, the Israeli Humanitarian Aid organization, Latet, and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS), has organized a concert for the benefit of the victims.


Speaking to Ynet, Itai explained what he and his partners plan to achieve:


צילום: שירן וולק


שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

הסרטון נשלח לחברך


הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

"The main idea is to help the civilians who are trapped in the middle of the fighting zone. We're talking about women and children who try to survive in the most dangerous place on earth. Over four million people have died in this war, and hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped. This vulnerable population will not survive without support.


"The funds we will raise will be used for setting up clinics which will provide first aid to the rape victims, medical supplies and for deploying rehabilitation professionals."


How do you guarantee the aid will reach the victims?


"A large portion of the money that was designated for that purpose was lost or worst, was stolen by the wrong people. That is why a thorough investigation on the ground, and on the NGOs that operate there and the people behind them is necessary. We've done that work and we are cooperating with organizations that will use the funds effectively."


Band Aid will be held on Saturday, May 26, in Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv.


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