Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Why We Must Urge President Elect Obama to Intervene in the Congo

From Oxfam

Conflict in DRC
Since 1998, sporadic conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has cost an estimated 5.4 million people their lives—many of them lost through disease and malnutrition. Many others have fled to neighboring countries for safety, and countless people remain in camps far from their homes. Congo is at a critical point in its history. Despite recent successful elections, government structures remain fragile. Without continuing support, there is a chance that the country could slide back into conflict and chaos.

Oxfam is one of the best Non Government Organizations (NGO) in the world. Their efforts in assisting numerous countries in crisis in unparalleled. They haven't had any conflicts with funding misappropriations or exploitation of those they serve. 

I urge people to consider making a donation in the name of your family this year instead of buying a gift that will end up in a landfill shortly after purchase. You can also go to the official Obama-Biden transition site to add that the agenda list of things we'd like the administration to take care of. So many of us are struggling right now but other people really have it bad.

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Unknown said...

good idea...
i was talking to my wife about this...

Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Omi: You can go to the site but you probably know that already!!