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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Overview

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the colossal Congo river, thousands of miles of forest and part of the Rift Valley system.

Roughly the size of Europe, the eastern part of the country has been subject to years of fighting which has resulted in up to 5.4 million casualties, making the DRC host to the deadliest war since World War II. Rebels from the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, which terrorized Uganda until 2006 currently operate in the north and east of the country. The battle to mobilize an international response to the humanitarian crises in the nation is an ongoing, and uphill, one.

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