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Saturday, October 18, 2008

DRC- Congo-Caritas- Appeal for 440 000 dollars- as Ugandan "Lords Resistance Army" continues human rights abuses, burning villages, and committing other attrocities

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 16/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Caritas Internationalis is desperately asking for urgent aid of $440 000 in order to supply 4 000 people with blankets, clothes, cooking utensils, and hygiene items. The so-called "Lord's Resistance Army", based in foreign Uganda has been raping villagers, burning villages, and killing innocent civilians since September, despite a January ceasefire.

Recently- Caritas appealed for aid for 90 000 people already affected by the conflict between the government of the country, and the rebels- famous for their use of child soldiers, who are kidnapped and brainwashed.

The Ugandan based Rebels are known for their abuses of human rights- against Congolese civilians. The LRA is only one of the horrific factors which have prompted a burst in conflict, and civilian casualties over the past months.

Many of these displaced civilians- brothers and sisters of ours in their shared humanity- like many refugees, such as the Christians, currently victim to a genocide in India- are facing the dangers that nature has to offer those without basics needed for survival. Caritas Internationalis is well known for their abilities when it comes to ensuring the best use of resources. Caritas Internationalis will be using the funds to aid civilians.

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