Essay about Democratic Republic of Congo Holocaust

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Holocaust was the bloodiest war fought. This was due to the death toll, possibly larger than that of the Holocaust. Between 1998 and 2007, there were a total of 5.4 million people dead. The number of those deaths has definitely gone up over the years (Heaton 1). Genocide is very vital because of the people being slaughtered and giving their lives away in order to support their political stance. Everyone, whether it is through war or poverty, suffers from this immense tragedy. I was interested in the topic due to the little bit of research I did. Through the research, I found out it was still going on today. I was taken aback by the fact this has been going on for so long and there is so little effort …show more content…
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Holocaust was the bloodiest war fought. This was due to the death toll, possibly larger than that of the Holocaust. Between 1998 and 2007, there were a total of 5.4 million people dead. The number of those deaths has definitely gone up over the years (Heaton 1). Genocide is very vital because of the people being slaughtered and giving their lives away in order to support their political stance. Everyone, whether it is through war or poverty, suffers from this immense tragedy. I was interested in the topic due to the little bit of research I did. Through the research, I found out it was still going on today. I was taken aback by the fact this has been going on for so long and there is so little effort to help. Some people don’t realize this is tied to an even earlier war, devastating central Africa. Due to the Rwanda Holocaust in a neighboring country, the DRC is a possible refuge to those who were watching others getting slaughtered and tried to escape. Survivors being targeted by the Rwanda government had escaped to the DRC and were looking for refuge. The war on resistance is still being fought to this day between Rwanda’s people and Rwanda. The people being targeted specifically are the social Tutsis and politically average Hutus (World without Genocide 1). The struggles people go through everyday are the fear of being slaughtered at any moment and poverty, due to the financial stance of the country. This is a distinctive issue
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