Do You Know?
There is no peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Do you know that years of combat, sexual violence, and other humanitarian abuses are devastating this country?
Do you know that it is considered one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world?
Do you know that coltan, considered to be the “blood mineral” of the Congo, is believed to be financing this crisis? Coltan is used in the production of popular electronics like cell phones and DVD players.
Congo Week 2009 (www.congoweek.org) will take place October 18-24. Please take a few moments to visit their site and learn more about how you can educate yourself on the Congo and how you can make a difference.
Here are some other links that provide information about the current conflict. Check them out or find some others on your own. Then share what you’ve learned with a friend, family member, or colleague.
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