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Anglican Aid’s latest development project supports Kony victims
13 June 2012
The Anglican Diocese of Aru in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has already been working with victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) by offering humanitarian assistance and attempting to build peace between people displaced by LRA attacks and host communities.
However, the situation in the DRC seems to be worsening. In the last six months there have been 104 LRA attacks, resulting in 11 deaths, 106 abductions and over 3000 people have been displaced (The Voice of Peace Issue 1 and 2).
As a result many villagers are now concentrated in centres. This puts stress on the availability of food, creates conflict between the displaced people and the local communities, puts strain on the availability of medicine in local health centres and means more children aren’t attending school.
The government and other organisations are providing psychological and humanitarian assistance but it is not enough to meet the great need.
Anglican Aid is now supporting a project through the Diocese of Aru, headed up by the Reverend Bishop Ande Titre George and Albert Atama, the Director of the Diocesan Commission for Justice, Peace and Reconciliation (CDJPR), which focuses on traumatised children, elderly people and families displaced by the conflict. It provides emergency aid, trauma counseling and income-generating activities.
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