Blood Diamonds

Brett Dorwart

What are Blood Diamonds?

They are diamonds sold to fund a war, also called conflict diamonds.

Why is this important?

Over 3.7 million people have died, over 6 million have been displaced; millions mutilated, raped, and tortured. (Campbell) Children are drugged or tortured and forced to join the militas.

Places where some blood diamonds come from

Why are there blood diamonds?

Most people in Africa are in poverty and they can get very greedy. People then will get money by any means neccesary, even if it means overthrowing the government.

Solutions

You can help to stop the selling of blood diamonds by not buying diamonds that are from the regions of the wars. Another way to stop blood diamonds is to end the wars that the diamonds are funding.