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The Conflict Diamonds<br />By: Joao, Tom and Ryan  <br />
What are Conflict Diamonds?<br />
They’re better known as Blood Diamonds, and are rough diamonds mined in conflict zones <br />
When originally mined, they look like this<br />
They are used  mainly to fuel armed rebel groups<br />
Groups like these are armed and extremely dangerous<br />
Conflict diamonds are found in areas like: <br />Sierra Leone<br />Angola<br />The Democratic Republic of Congo<br />
These rebel groups fight against each other causing hundreds of civilian casualties with the government also getting invol...
Do you think it’s fair that this girl has to cry, that she has to suffer for the death of her parents, who died during  a ...
The rebels force men, women and children to work sifting for diamonds. They beat  the men and even rape the women<br />
Rebels even cut off limbs from  certain workers who refused to work, and to “teach them a lesson”<br />
This man mourns over his lost hand <br />
And the look in this young man’s eyes can tell you everything that he’s been through  <br />
This needs to be stopped immediately. People like us just can’t sit and let this happen to innocent people<br />
But what can I do?<br />
The least we can do, is to check if a diamond is conflict free whenever one is bought<br />
Do it for those who are affected, do it for the world…..<br />
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  1. 1. The Conflict Diamonds<br />By: Joao, Tom and Ryan <br />
  2. 2. What are Conflict Diamonds?<br />
  3. 3. They’re better known as Blood Diamonds, and are rough diamonds mined in conflict zones <br />
  4. 4. When originally mined, they look like this<br />
  5. 5. They are used mainly to fuel armed rebel groups<br />
  6. 6. Groups like these are armed and extremely dangerous<br />
  7. 7. Conflict diamonds are found in areas like: <br />Sierra Leone<br />Angola<br />The Democratic Republic of Congo<br />
  8. 8. These rebel groups fight against each other causing hundreds of civilian casualties with the government also getting involved<br />
  9. 9. Do you think it’s fair that this girl has to cry, that she has to suffer for the death of her parents, who died during a war between rebel groups?<br />
  10. 10. The rebels force men, women and children to work sifting for diamonds. They beat the men and even rape the women<br />
  11. 11. Rebels even cut off limbs from certain workers who refused to work, and to “teach them a lesson”<br />
  12. 12. This man mourns over his lost hand <br />
  13. 13. And the look in this young man’s eyes can tell you everything that he’s been through <br />
  14. 14. This needs to be stopped immediately. People like us just can’t sit and let this happen to innocent people<br />
  15. 15. But what can I do?<br />
  16. 16. The least we can do, is to check if a diamond is conflict free whenever one is bought<br />
  17. 17. Do it for those who are affected, do it for the world…..<br />
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