"Since 1996, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has played host to the world's deadliest conflict since World War II. Over 5.4 million Congolese have died and 1.7 million have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict.
Revenue from Congo's minerals bankrolls atrocities and conflict, and militias often use mass rape as a deliberate strategy to intimidate and control communities as they profit from the illicit trade in Congo's conflict minerals -- tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold.
Send an email to your Member of Congress. Ask them to weigh in with the SEC to support the approach of no additional delays and no phase-ins on the conflict minerals provision."
"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."
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