Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Help the Congo!

Congo in Crisis: Human Catastrophe Unfolds

The situation in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is critical.

Thousands were fleeing as rebel forces advanced on the city of Goma in eastern DRC. Rebel soldiers were on the edge of the city as a fragile ceasefire held.

The crisis is rapidly unfolding into a humanitarian disaster on a huge scale. Reports of random killings, rape and other atrocities are widespread.

Right now, the situation in Goma is incredibly tense, with many Congolese upset at the inability of the United Nations peacekeeping force to protect them. The 17,000-strong force has been unable to halt the violence in a region that has been devastated by two civil wars.

The conflict in the Congo is one of the world’s most under-reported catastrophes. In the past 12 years, an estimated 5 million people have died from malnutrition and disease spurred on by the conflict.
Visit www.worldrelief.org to learn more about it.

"Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, 'Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
James 2:16-17
We cannot sit back and DO NOTHING! Learn, Pray, and Give!

1 comment:

Ann Dunagan said...

Kristy, Thank you for sharing a burden of your heart here on your blog. Jon and I have prayed for the city of Goma over the years, and we've been to Democratic Republic of Congo several times, but not for a while.

This current situation sound very horrible. Oh, those people need God's help.