Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Damaged-Building-in-Kisangani-27MZIFVU67S.htmlConceptually similarDamaged Building in KisanganiGP0UAQCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP0DVFCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP0UARCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP01CKRCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP015ZGCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP0249Completed★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP08IRCompleted★★★★Damaged Building in KisanganiGP02RPCompleted★★★★Woman at Abandoned Log Camp in CongoGP03DTCompleted★★★★View AllGP04MIDamaged Building in KisanganiA woman hangs her laundry outside her home. In 1999, Kisangani was the site of the first open fighting between Ugandan and Rwandan forces of the Second Congo War. Many people still live in destroyed houses and the memories of the war are still visible everywhere.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-KisanganiDate:4 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Aftermaths of war-Clothing-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Houses-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-One person-Outdoors-WomenShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2006The second largest rainforest in the world sits in the Congo basin of Africa. About half of this forest, still largely intact, lies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supports more species of birds and mammals than any other African region. The rainforests are also critical for its human inhabitants, who depend upon the rainforests to provide essential food, medicine, and other non-timber products, along with energy and building materials. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. In reality, expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in the region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.