Congo Lost Children

Congo Lost Children

Nine-year-old Jeremia sits in a doctor's office in Mweso, Congo's hospital Wednesday May 12, 2010. The boy's neck, though, bares raw scars where two young men tried to strangle him with a cord. Cords used to strangle children fetch a high price from fetishists, or witch doctors. "He's all I have left. I don't know what I would do if God took him from me, too." said Solange, his mother. Jeremia's last name is Munguiko, which means "God Exists," perhaps a much-needed reminder for some who might question that amid Congo's horrors. i In the east of this vast country of nearly 63 million people, the combination of ongoing rebel attacks and poor health care has produced a generation of mourning mothers and fathers, many of whom have lost more children than they are raising. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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