Conflict Mineral in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by regional conflict for more than a century. Congo’s natural resources have been a principal cause of atrocities and conflict throughout Congo’s tortured history. 

​One of the reasons for the conflict been trading of four main minerals. The ores produce tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.

These minerals mined in the eastern part of the Congo are used to manufacture cellular phones, tablets, and laptops making them ever smaller, thinner, lighter and more powerful.These mineral resources as source of conflict have weakened the social economic factor of the Congo, killed and made so many victims among women and childre.

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This worse strategy has made up to Tens of thousands of Victims of sexual abuse who are facing grave consequences such as psychological and sexual illness including HIV they're also exposed to undesirable births to injuries and even death. Threats are common while medical care and psychological support are very limited. Even if they were enough to support victims are often ashamed to seek treatment because they're afraid of being shunned by society and their families because of their condition

Landmines and Cluster Munition

Landmines and cluster munitions kill and injure every day in many countries around the world. They leave a legacy for decades after a conflict is over. They are indiscriminate weapons that make no distinction between a soldier, a farmer, an aid worker or a child.

Mines Ban Treaty

​The Mine Ban Treaty The Mine Ban Treaty, also called the Ottawa Treaty, came into force on March 1 1999Under the treaty’s guidance States Parties have cleared and returned to productive use large tracts of land; educated mine-affected communities about the risk of antipersonnel mines and other unexploded ordnance; provided support to and protected the rights of landmine survivors; and destroyed millions of stockpiled antipersonnel mines, ensuring they can never be planted in the earth again.  See Treaty here

What is landmine​​
Antipersonnel landmines are explosive devices designed to injure or kill people.

They are made of plastic, metal or other materials, they contain explosives and some contain pieces of shrapnel. They can be activated by direct pressure from above, by pressure put on a wire or filament attached to a pull switch, by a radio signal or other remote firing method, or even simply by the proximity of a person within a predetermined distance

Cluster Bomb Treaty

The Convention on Cluster Munitions opened for signature in Oslo in 2008 and entered into force in August 2010.One hundred an eleven countries have now signed the Convention and seventy seven have ratified it, meaning they are bound by its obligations.

What is Cluster Bomb
Cluster munitions consist of a large canister filled with smaller, explosive “bomb. They are highly inaccurate and many of the bomblets fail to explode on impact.                                            They leave a deadly legacy, killing and injuring for long after the conflict has ended. Children are often attracted to their bright colours and ball-like shape and make up almost a third of victims of unexploded cluster bombs.


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