Friday, October 31, 2008 AFSC Statement on DRC
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is deeply distressed by the renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is threatening the lives of millions of people in the North and South Kivu. The fighting between various armed groups is forcing hundreds of thousands to flee and recent attacks are endangering the work of humanitarian actors.
A Letter from the Director
The Vision for Peace in Africa
Nelson Mandela once said: “I dream of an Africa which is at peace with itself” We at AFSC dream the same dream and along with the people of Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are working to make this dream a reality.
Africa as a priority in the US
Maria, who lost a leg to a landmine, sought out a way to be self-sufficient working with AFSC in Manica, Mozambique. She started by baking bread over an open fire, then got an investment to build a stove, then a bakery, then who made a tea room and shop. She now has dreams of a vehicle to deliver breads to the neighboring community.