Thursday, July 24, 2003


It is estimated that at least 3.3 million people have died in the last five years in the war in the Congo. This corresponds to 1,000 times as many as died in the World Trade Center in 9/11. The article notes that we in developed nations seem best to understand this African tragedy when compared to our much less grave problem with international terrorism. (The same could be said about AIDS, or indeed about the general level of mortality in developing countries from preventable causes.)

“'Never Again,' Now in the Congo”
Article by Jocelyn Hellig, Forward, July 18, 2003.

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