Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down.
Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo.
Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell.
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