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09 Apr 2007 description
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Mark Atterton, from CORD's UK Office, and Jules Devos, CORD's Country Director in neighbouring Burundi, have recently got back from a visit to DR Congo to assess how CORD can help in that huge country, the combined size of France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Here is their report:

"DR Congo is a country in dire need at all levels. There is little, if any functioning infrastructure - that means there are no roads, no working education system and healthcare that is so basic as to be almost useless.

29 May 2003 description
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The War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cost an estimated 4 million lives since 1998; more than any war since World War 2. The majority of deaths have been due to starvation and preventable diseases.

01 Feb 2002 description
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In January, the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo devastated the town of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thousands fled to the nearby Rwandan border, but within days they were returning home, preferring to try and make some kind of living there, than in refugee camps.