Our reporting on the forgotten conflict in Congo left many readers wondering how the devastation 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 diseases and malnutrition. Our survey, which was mentioned in your story, found that when security is assured, death rates...

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