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Victims of War

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The war beginning in 1998 that pitted the armies of Congo, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola against...

Children and women have been raped systematically by the armed actors in this conflict. Meanwhile, according to some NGOs, about 1200 people die daily because of non-direct fighting. Illnesses like malaria, cholera and typhoid fever are some of the hidden killers. Malnutrition also plays a big role in this tragedy, along with the shortage of schools and universities that leave the youth uneducated and therefore more willing to become guns for hire in a country where jobs are scarce by the day.

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