International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Congo Crisis

Conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have caused an estimated 5.4 million deaths since 1998. Most perished from disease and malnutrition. In the Kivus, violence continues to rage with Congolese women and girls suffering increasingly brutal attacks. (Photo: Peter Biro/The IRC)

A series of landmark and peer-reviewed studies by the IRC and some of the world’s leading epidemiologists conclude that an estimated 5.4 million people died from conflict-related causes in Congo since 1998. The vast majority were not killed in combat. Most tragically died from malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition--easily preventable and treatable conditions when people have access to health care and nutritious food.


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