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In pictures: Surviving Congo
'Sick all the time'

Health problems do not only affect isolated villages in the countryside.

In one of the vast slums of DR Congo's capital Kinshasa, this man says that respiratory diseases and skin conditions are very common in his community, which is located near a large rubbish dump.

"People here are sick all the time," he complains.

Words and pictures by Peter Biro

www.theirc.org

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