Democratic Republic of Congo

Blessed and cursed with enormous mineral wealth, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a long and brutal civil war that has left over four million people dead and forced some two and a half million to flee their homes.

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Conflict Background


GCCT members from the Democratic Republic of Congo:

A peacekeeper of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) with a group of children during patrols of the Katanga area (UN Photo/Myriam Asmani)