Congo Facts and Resources

Facts About the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

- At war from 1998 - 2003

- 1,500 people die per day in DRC because of the conflict

- Deadliest conflict since WWII

- Over 5.4 million people have died since 1998

- Life expenctancy is 46 years

-over 5.2 million Congolese children receive no education

-over 1.2 million people are infected with HIV-almost 60% of those infected are women

-Malaria kills 400 children a day

-the sexual violence against women and female children is the worst anywhere in the world

 DRC Resources:
Raise Hope for Congo
Enough Project
Letters To Congo
The Congo In Pictures
Ben Affleck In Congo
Pole Pole Foundation
A Thousand Sisters
Congo- Wikipedia

For the latest news about DRC:
http://allafrica.com/congo_kinshasa/






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