STand for congo
Our Highlighted NGO for Congo DR is World Relief. WR stands for the most vulnerable around the world and Congo certainly meets that criteria. I was able to visit North Kivu in partnership with WR and was both heart broken yet hopeful. The local church has risen up to be Justice in a land void of it. God is moving in Congo and we need to be spat of it. If you are interested in Standing for Congo please contact us here.
Human trafficking & Civil war
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically conditions of forced laborand forced prostitution. The majority of this trafficking is internal, and much of it is perpetrated by armed groups and government forces outside government control within the country’s unstable eastern provinces. A significant number of unlicensed Congolese artisanal miners – men and boys – are exploited in situations of debt bondage by businessmen and supply dealers from whom they acquire cash advances, tools, food, and other provisions at inflated prices, and to whom they must sell the mined minerals at prices below the market value. The miners are forced to continue to work to repay constantly accumulating debts that are virtually impossible to repay. In North Kivu, South Kivu, and Katanga provinces, armed groups and Congolese national army (FARDC) troops reportedly use threats and coercion to force men and children to mine for minerals. A number of policemen in eastern DRC reportedly arrested people arbitrarily in order to extort money from them; those who could not pay were forced to work until they had "earned" their freedom. Congolese girls are forced into prostitution in tent- or hut-based brothels or informal camps.. Read More @ Wikipedia.org
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