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Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Dec 03, 2012

UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.

DRC: Women holding things together

DRC: Women holding things together

Jul 07, 2010

In the eastern DRC, women are holding things together

DRC: A shot of good health

DRC: A shot of good health

Jun 11, 2010

Chlorine injected directly into water supplies protect residents of Goma from potentially deadly cholera

A childhood of war to a future of promise

A childhood of war to a future of promise

May 28, 2010

Former child soldiers in the DRC are being rescued from the battle ground

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About Dem. Rep. of the Congo
  • Population: 67.7 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Area: 2.34 million sq km (905,354 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, Lingala, Kiswahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 46 years (men), 49 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Congolese franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Diamonds, copper, coffee, cobalt, crude oil
  • GNI per capita: US $150 (World Bank, 2008)