The Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC as it is more commonly known, lies in the heart of sub-saharan Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and has some of the highest rates of malnutrition and child mortality. Years of conflict between the Congolese Army and different rebel groups have ravaged the country, particularly in the east where DRC borders Uganda and Rwanda. This conflict has claimed more than five million lives making it the planet's deadliest war since World War II. In addition to the conflict, crippling poverty, corrupt governments, and widespread HIV/AIDS has resulted in over 4 million orphans. While the local communities do what they can to provide for these orphans, they still remain in desperate need of the most basic provisions such as food, clean water and medical services.