10/11/2005

IRC | Democratic Republic of Congo: 3.8 Million Dead in 6 Year Conflict

A recent IRC report reveals that nearly four million people have died as a result of the war in D.R. Congo—more than in any other conflict since World War II. Despite a tenuous peace agreement and the installation of a transitional government in 2003, much of this huge country remains dangerously insecure.

“In a matter of six years, the world lost a population equivalent to the entire country of Ireland or the city of Los Angeles,” says the IRC’s Dr. Richard Brennan, one of the study’s authors. “How many innocent Congolese have to perish before the world starts paying attention?”

To reverse this deadly trend, the IRC urges improved security, concerted efforts for lasting peace and a vast increase in foreign aid.

The Report

Release: IRC Study Reveals 31,000 Die Monthly in Congo Conflict and 3.8 Million Died in Past Six Years. When Will the World Pay Attention?

Report: Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
Results from a Nationwide Survey (Conducted April-July 2004)

IRC | Democratic Republic of Congo:
3.8 Million Dead in 6 Year Conflict

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