A vast country with immense economic resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been at the centre of what could be termed Africa's world war. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1076399.stm)
Contact details for the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Liberia is a third-world country whose conditions have been made worse by a fourteen-year civil war (1989-2003). More than 250,000 people were killed. Over 300,000 Liberians are refugees in different West African countries. Additional tens of thousands are internally displaced. This includes many child sacrifices and children used as soldiers, as directed by General Joshua Milton Blahyi.