Presentation on theme: "By: Bekah Ballard & Tyndall Brock. An estimated 65% of the worlds diamonds come from African countries."— Presentation transcript:
By: Bekah Ballard & Tyndall Brock
An estimated 65% of the worlds diamonds come from African countries
Huts where the labors live
Children’s hands will get cut off if they refuse to work in the mines.
Men, Women & children are forced to work in “mines” which are more like giant mud holes.
Some may work for months just to find one small rock
1.7 Million people have died over the conflicts diamonds create, just so you can have a shiny piece of jewelry.
Inside the fields of these rebel group war zones, children are often mutilated or turned into child rebel soldiers while the woman are often raped and killed.
Approximately $8.5 billion worth of diamonds a year come from African countries
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Blood Diamonds, a movie depicting the terrible conditions on diamond mining.
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