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November 7, 2008 2:47 PM

Civilians suffer in Congo's unending conflict

In a camp for eastern Congo's a growing legion of displaced people live in a sprawling collection of canvas-covered shacks where hunger and disease are the worst killers. The International Rescue Committee, a New York-based relief agency, says that although 45,000 are people dying every month — a mortality rate that's 60 percent higher than Africa's average — Congo remains a "forgotten crisis."

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