Raquel Villaécija is a freelance journalist. She is a part of the X-ray of the Spanish Development Aid team, working on infographics and data analysis. She has worked El Mundo, Al Jazeera and Jotdown among others.
This project explores sides of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are often ignored in the media. Through data journalism methods, the project shows how the war is big business.
Spain has moved from being the sixth global donor of development aid in 2009 to being the fourteenth in just four years. This story investigates these drastic reductions and reveals the consequences for developing countries.