About the Congo

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in central Africa
  • It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world
  • Population of over 71 million people
  • Nineteenth most populous nation in the world
  • The world’s second-highest rate of infant mortality
  • Life expectancy is 45 years. 20% of children don’t live past the age of 5
  • 80% of the population lives on less than 50 cents a day
  • 14% of the country has access to safe drinking water
  • Currently over 5 million children in DRC are orphans

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