Letters: Jun. 26, 2006

The Deadliest War in the World Our reporting on the forgotten conflict in Congo and the enormous toll it has taken on the nation's inhabitants moved readers to share their sadness and pity. Many wondered how the devastation could have escaped the world's attention for so long, while others called for action to prevent further suffering

Thank you for drawing attention to the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, perhaps the world's most neglected humanitarian crisis [June 5]. Fewer than 2% of the deaths in the conflict are due to violent acts, while almost three-quarters are due to easily preventable infectious...

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