Congo: Nachtwey photo essay

From the photo agency VII:

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have ended in 2004, but every week, hundreds of people continue to die, most from illnesses easily treatable in times of peace. In a country where cholera, ebola, malaria, and even the plague are endemic, war turned disease into a slow-burning weapon of mass destruction. James Nachtwey visited the DRC in the summer of 2005 and witnessed the pain and suffering of the Congolese, the horrors of war, the ravages of disease, the dead and the dying.