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05 Feb 2007 description

Nearly 60 people have been killed in recent violence between Guinea President Lansana Conte's government and trade unions. Union members rioted during a general strike, accusing the president of mismanaging Guinea's economy and condoning corruption.

While Conte's appointment of a new prime minister helped end the strike, instability may send refugees across the border into neighboring countries, especially Sierra Leone.

25 Jan 2006 description

Liberian Vice President Boakai Tells Monrovia Conference, Peace Depends On People Seeing Improvement in Their Lives
Interfaith leaders from the United States and West Africa meeting this week in Liberia vowed to work together to monitor government activity, work toward justice and equality, and minimize corruption in West Africa to help achieve lasting peace in the region.

01 Apr 2004 description

Trauma Awareness and Recovery Trainings, School Safe Zones, Eminent Persons Mediation are Signature Programs

25 Mar 2003 description

Church, Grassroots Leaders Supporting Civil Society, Taking On Peace with Justice, Development, NEPAD

11 Mar 2003 description

Nine-Member Delegation to the U.S. March 6-20 Is Hosted by Church World Service

25 Jul 2002 description

Four-Country Tour Ends in Meeting with Liberia's President Taylor

22 Jul 2002 description

Alpha is a Liberian refugee. He's one of the luckier ones. He's working. Trained as a nurse before the war, Alpha is a health educator at Kimbia transitional refugee camp, where an 8-member CWS peace delegation visited earlier this month. Now age 30, Alpha has spent 12 years as a refugee. "That's a lot of my life," he says. But he hasn't stopped living. Alpha is married now. He met his wife, also a Liberian, in a refugee camp. They have two children.

17 Jul 2002 description

In response to an invitation of the Christian Councils of The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Church World Service (CWS) embarked on a visit to the Mano River Union countries and the Gambia in expression of its longstanding partnership and the solidarity of a greater ecumenical fellowship around the world.

08 Jul 2002 description

Tells Region's Leaders, "Churches Playing A Vital Role"

26 Jun 2002 description

June 26, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - International humanitarian agency Church World Service Executive Director John L. McCullough will lead a nine-member delegation to West Africa in July, responding to a call for help from churches in the region that have reached out to each other across national borders to work for peace and human rights and against impunity.

03 Jun 2002 description

June 3, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - International humanitarian agency Church World Service Executive Director John L. McCullough will lead a nine-member delegation to West Africa in July, responding to a call for help from churches in the region that have reached out to each other across national borders to work for peace.

14 May 2001 description

Three conflicts - in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea - have trapped more than half a million people in Guinea, amid heavy military exchanges between opposing forces. Some 500,000 people who have fled warfare in Sierra Leone and Liberia, along with tens of thousands of Guineans, are affected.
Incursions along the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia, and a full-scale military operation by Guinea's government against anti-government forces are intensifying the plight of the refugees.

14 May 2001 description

Guinea
Three conflicts - in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea - have trapped more than half a million people in Guinea, amid heavy military exchanges between opposing forces. Some 500,000 people who have fled warfare in Sierra Leone and Liberia, along with tens of thousands of Guineans, are affected.

Incursions along the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia, and a full-scale military operation by Guinea's government against anti-government forces are intensifying the plight of the refugees.

30 Mar 2001 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 36 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A
36 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
EMERGENCY ACCOUNT #6425
(In support of ACT appeal AFGN11 for 1,431,950)