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The Congo: a brief history and review of the current political situation. The Belgians and the Congolese. A history of the occupation of the Congo by Belgium. Independence and what that brought with it. Answers to the questions "How was it that the United Nations in the guise of WHO was right on the spot in the Congo even as the crisis developed?" and "What form of organization permitted the Red Cross to help in a situation like this?" A description of the emergency situation. What the Red Cross did. The actual work in the hospital. The medical relief problem with no easy solution. The social situation in the Congo. Canada's part to play in providing the Congolese with the means to education. The present role of the United Nations in the Congo. The task ahead.