Christina Finch, Amnesty International USA's women policy director, comments on the concerns over corruption in the country.
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Between July 2013 and up to 25 February 2014 Amnesty International has recorded the deaths of 194 people, including 12 babies, six children and 41 elderly people. Two-thirds have died of starvation.
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With among the highest rates of maternal mortality, poverty, poor education and wartime violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo ranks dead last for mothers.