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In pictures: Surviving Congo
Mortality survey

Conflict and the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left 5.4m people dead since 1998, according to a major mortality survey by the International Rescue Committee.

And as many as 45,000 continue to die every month, despite a peace agreement that ended the war in 2002.

The majority of deaths estimated to be nearly 60% higher than the average in sub-Saharan Africa are due to preventable and treatable diseases, such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.

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