Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Conflict in Congo

It was brought to my attention yesterday that this week is Congo week. A week to raise awareness about the current situation thats taking place over in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo is in the midst of a conflict. The DR Congo has recently came out of a bloody and brutal 5 year war in which more than 5 million people lost their lives. Its crazy how 5 million people die and yet most of us (including myself) are oblivious to this. To put this number in perspective 6 million European Jews were killed in the holocaust, and thats Europe as a whole. DR Congo is 1 million short and they are just a pretty small country. Its insane how all this killing is just swept under the rug. This situation in a way came from the fallout of the rwandan genocide (the genocide Hotel Rwanda was based on) This also involves the Hutu's ad the Tutis. What I dont get is how they are killing each other because of that? If they were to get pulled over by a cop in America they would all be considered black...Its stupid how people fight and spill blood over the most asinine differences. And although the war is over violence and mass rapes still take place. That being said I am still to find out what I can do on my level to help come, but I think all they want is for people to spread awareness

Article Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11108589

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