The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country of vast natural wealth. Its natural resources include diamonds, gold, cobalt and oil. Yet these riches have brought suffering to its people. The decades-long armed violence between government and various rebel forces nicknamed “Africa’s world war” has crippled the country.
- Rebel groups have taken over vast amounts of land, starving civilians and crippling the nation's economy
- Sexual violence is widespread
- Measles and Ebola outbreaks have hit impoverished Congolese communities
people have died from waves of war and famines over the last twenty years