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15 May 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
“They come haggard, exhausted and desperate,” said Taylor Kakala, communications officer for Caritas Goma. “These men, women and children fled in panic, leaving with nothing.”
They’re coming from the Masisi region in North Kivu, a troubled part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to the safer towns of Sake and Goma. They’ve fled under machine gun fire, forced to run as rockets and mortars fell on their homes. By Patrick Nicholson, Caritas Internationalis.
Tags: humanitarian aid, Congo, DRC, conflict, Emergency relief | No comments
7 Dec 2011 | Blog | Supporter action
Caritas Australia is one of 600 international member organisations of the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign. This campaign is a global network of civil society organisations united in their call for oil, gas and mining revenues to improve the lives of ordinary citizens in resource-rich countries.
Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, DRC, mine, PWYP | No comments
23 Oct 2011 | Blog | Supporter action
On 6 October 2011, the Praxis Discussion Series (a filmed monthly panel started by the World Bank in January 2009) brought together three different women to discuss gender. Specifically – gender disadvantage and inequality across generations.
Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Gender and development, Violence against women | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe