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The Conflict Diamonds

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  • Great presentation, very thought-provoking. We just posted a similar article that explains why the definition of 'conflict diamond' is changing: http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/diamond-industry-backs-expanded-conflict-diamond-definition/
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The Conflict Diamonds

  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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