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Genocide In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

1038 words - 5 pages

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination or destruction of a racial, national, political, and cultural group. Genocide is being tolerated everywhere because almost nobody knows or talks about the problem. For example the democratic republic of Congo is at risk since 1996. Genocide also occurs because of hatred and different viewpoints. This problem of genocide occurring or about to occur in the D.R.C. is one example of tolerance and intolerance of the people.
Congo is Africa’s third largest country, home to over 68 million people. Congo has been referred to as the “Africa’s world war” because according to D.R. Congo genocide awareness, Congo has had an invasion which was known as the Colton war. In the Congo there has been “wars” but throughout those wars and even after there are conflicts like rape/sexual violence, destruction, death, child labor, diseases, poverty and torture. There have been more than five million people whom reach their death including children, women and men in Congo as the site eastern Congo initiative states because of the “wars” and the other conflicts. The democratic republic of Congo has had the deadliest conflict since world war ll. According to united to end genocide the Congo, minerals has a huge impact because it is also used as a weapon. Minerals like gold, tin are being mined by children and they use the minerals to help more campaigns ad to enrich the political leaders and warlords. Genocide is not something rare nor is something that’s everywhere but when it appears it is hard to get rid of.
Congo is at a really high risk of genocide. Even though the wars were from 1996 to 2003, Congo still continues to have many conflicts now. There are so many things that happen and are happening especially to women and children but yet most humans don’t realize that this was and is going on now in the democratic republic of Congo. There are children starting from five years that are working in the mineral mines that is in computers, phones and more electronic devices.
There are many weapons that are used for war but rape is one of the main weapons. Rape is so common in eastern Congo that it is becoming to be known as the “rape capital” as united to end genocide informs. In the Congo about 48 women are raped per hour so that means about 1000 women are raped daily according to united to end genocide. But it is most likely that other humans will get raped not only women.
There was a presidential election in the late 2011 which led to a lot of violence, because the president that was elected which was Tshisekedi but when the re-election was going to start he rejected it and said that he was the rightful president for the democratic republic of Congo (united to end genocide).
Since genocide in Congo is at risk there are some organizations that try to help the humans from suffering. There are many different organizations that help in different parts of the Congo and those different...

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