poverty in the drc

Understanding the Causes of Poverty in the DRC

News Writing, Poverty, Published

The following was published on The Borgen Project’s Magazine. Read it here.

SEATTLE — The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized by internal conflict, chronic poverty, human rights violations and underdevelopment. Though there is no simple explanation for the DRC’s high rate of poverty or instability, there are five main factors that affect poverty in the DRC.