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Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was racked by civil wars from 1996 to 2003 and the violence claimed nearly five million lives a death toll unseen since World War II.

Although there have been numerous agreements reached and many lulls in fighting, violence in DRC is ongoing and civilians in the Eastern provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, and Orientale bear the worst of the worst. Mass killings, rape as a weapon of war, and torture have all been reported.

 (Photo: James Akena/LANDOV/REUTERS)

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