now living on the streets and millions more are displaced and
living in camps in daily fear of raids by rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance
Army or the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.
A recent survey suggested that three quarters of the population being affected
by events there.
Malnutrition is also rife, particularly in the east of the
country, not just because of poverty, but because the numbers of displaced
people are such that they have no land on which to grow crops.
Life expectancy in the Democratic Republic of Congo is under
48years and over 125 babies die at birth out of every 1000 born. But these are
just facts and figures.
This video documentary takes you to the ground and explores what
daily life is like for many living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For other insights into daily life in the DR Congo check out our
profile pages below and towards the bottom of the page establish how life in the
Democratic Republic of Congo compares with other sub-Saharan African and world
counties in the Human Development Index.