The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Finding refuge in Congo

Displaced by fighting between rebels and government forces, a family in eastern Congo takes refuge in a camp for displaced people.

At the camp, which sits on a lava flow in the village of Nzulu, Action by Churches Together International provides safe drinking water, latrines and other support to displaced families, as well as to residents of the host village.

One quarter of a million people have been newly displaced by fighting in the eastern Congo. Since 1998 some 5.4 million have died from war-related violence, hunger and disease.


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