25 Things You Should Know About Blood Diamonds

Although most of the products we buy have a sickening back story laced with exploitation, violence, and greed, there is unfortunately not much that can be done about it. At the very least we don’t need to be ignorant. These are 25 things you should know about blood diamonds.

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Also known as conflict diamonds, hot diamonds, and war diamonds, blood diamonds are mined in war zones and sold to finance insurgencies.

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These areas usually include central and west african countries

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Warlords use extreme violence in order to force the locals into extracting their diamonds

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For example, during the civil war in Sierra Leone a group known as the Revolutionary United Front killed, threatened, and even cut off the arms of people in the diamond villages until they took control of the mines

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In Sierra Leone 20,000 people were mutilated and millions fled the country

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