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BWAid sent $4,000 to both the CECA (Community of Christian Churches in Africa) and the AEBCC (Baptist Evangelical Association Churches in Congo) to assist the victims of fire in Goma.
On the morning of July 8th, a fire broke out in the Birere/Mapenda quarter of Goma. Some 400 houses were burned to the ground.
The Eastern DRC is a region severely economically damaged by the influx of refugees from Rwanda in 1994 and the wars of 1996-1998. In 2002 the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano destroyed many houses and infrastructures in Goma. As a result, persons left their homelands to go other places, others were orphaned and widowed, etc. The survivors of all these events are now living in bad conditions, being very poor.
"Thank you for the support to displaced people living in difficulties, following the situation of war in North Kivu. People came from their home villages towards Goma town and around," writes Bishop Athanase, President of the Union of Baptist Churches in Congo and Rev.
Baptist World Aid has provided US$5,133.00 to the Union of Baptist Churches in Congo (UEBCO) to assist an association (ACHAP) formed by handicapped individuals to help support themselves. With the receipt of this money, another BWAid project funding goal was completed.
For many, surviving tribal conflicts and wars has meant living with physical handicaps. An Association was formed by a group of 25 handicapped individuals so that they could better support themselves. They earned their daily food by doing needlework, begging and selling calendars.
Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is sending $4,000 to cover the cost of medicines and medical supplies to be used in Bunia, North East Congo, where ethnic clashes have left many dead and others seriously injured. The horror of the situation has been amplified not only with reports of the fighting and abuse of so many innocent civilians, but now with stories of cannibalism.
Funding Goal: Year 1 $16,098; Year 2 $6,372; Year 3 $6,372
Baptist Community of the Congo River
Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has made initial emergency grants of $30,000 to help those who have fled the volcanic eruption of Mt Nyiragongo.
Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has made an initial emergency grant of $10,000 to help those who have fled the volcanic eruption of Mt Nyiragongo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BWA) -- Displaced pastors of the Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA) in the Congo have received help to buy clothes, kitchen utensils and get medical care against cholera with help from Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance.