CONFLICT MINERALS IN OUR CELL PHONES, LAPTOPS

According to a UN Panel of Experts and others the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being fueled by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. The armed groups perpetuating this violence deal in five main minerals used in electronic products and found plentifully in eastern Congo – coltan, gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum. To see where various electronics companies rank in using conflict-free minerals and to send them messages, go to:

http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/content/conflict-minerals-company-rankings (English only)

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