Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Playing-in-Water-in-Congo-27MZIFLCJCJC.htmlConceptually similarPlaying in WaterGP0DVICompleted★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP01E31Completed★★★★New Mother at Celebration in CongoGP011MHCompleted★★★★Mother in CongoGP0A5JCompleted★★★★Group in Village in CongoGP0NF0Completed★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP0QDFCompleted★★★★★★Scarification in CongoGP0VBTCompleted★★★★Scarification in CongoGP07YXCompleted★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP016FZCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP016G1Playing in Water in CongoYoung children play beneath a water faucet in the city of Kinshasa. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-KinshasaDate:15 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:2906px X 4372pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Children-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Fun-Happiness-Humour-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Playing (activity)-Three people-Water-YoungShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2006The second largest rainforest in the world sits in the Congo basin of Africa. About half of this forest, still largely intact, lies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supports more species of birds and mammals than any other African region. The rainforests are also critical for its human inhabitants, who depend upon the rainforests to provide essential food, medicine, and other non-timber products, along with energy and building materials. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. In reality, expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in the region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.