[Francophones] Fwd: [HoB/D] Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency Aid to Internally Displaced People in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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> De : <lfodor at er-d.org>
> Date : 4 juin 2009 21:52:06 HAEC
> À : <bishopsdeputies at hobd.org>
> Objet : [HoB/D] Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency
> Aid to Internally Displaced People in the Democratic Republic of Congo
> Répondre à : bishopsdeputies at hobd.org
> For Immediate Release
> Contact: Devon Wallace
> June 4, 2009
> (800) 334-7626, ext. 6311
> Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency Aid to Internally
> Displaced People in the Democratic Republic of Congo
> In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent conflict between rebel
> forces and the government has caused massive displacement in the
> province of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Kivu> North Kivu in
> eastern part of the country. According to the Rt. Rev. Bahati
> Bali-Busane Sylvestre of the Diocese of Bukavu, rebel groups have
> focused their attacks on innocent civilians and rapes and murders have
> dramatically increased in this region. Reports also indicate that more
> than 7,000 families from the city of Goma and surrounding communities
> have been forced to flee their homes.
> The majority of the displaced people are women and children. Many are
> now vulnerable to disease due to poor sanitation and health conditions
> in the temporary camps.
> Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Diocese of
> to provide critical emergency assistance in the form of food and
> sanitation supplies to displaced people in the North-Kivu region.
> "The threat of attack persists in the regions surrounding Goma and
> it is
> uncertain when families will be able to safely return to their homes,"
> said Janette O'Neill, Senior Director, Africa Programs for Episcopal
> Relief & Development. "We remain in close contact with our partners
> the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo>
> Democratic Republic of Congo and ask for people around the Church to
> join us in prayer for a peaceful end to the conflict."
> To support people who have been displaced by this disaster, please
> a contribution to Episcopal Relief & Development's "Disaster Response
> Fund" by visiting www.er-d.org or calling 1.800.334.7626, ext. 5129.
> Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief & Development "Disaster
> Response Fund" P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
> Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and
> development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an
> independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development
> takes its mandate from Jesus' words found in Matthew 25. Its programs
> work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with
> the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief &
> Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow's
> We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting
> solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS
> Luke Fodor
> Network Coordinator, Church Engagement
> Episcopal Relief & Development
> 815 Second Avenue
> New York, NY 10017
> C:(646) 220-9444
> F:(212) 687-5302
> E: lfodor at er-d.org
> <http://www.er-d.org/> www.er-d.org
The Rt. Rev. Pierre W. Whalon, D.D.
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris France
+33 1 53 23 84 06 (tel)
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office at tec-europe.org
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