THE Church of the Province of Congo has renewed its appeal for
urgent humanitarian support from the Anglican Communion to help it
meet the needs of the thousands of people displaced by
Some 900,000 people have fled their homes because of violence
between armed rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the
The Bishop of Bukavu, the Rt Revd Sylvestre Bahati Bali-Busane,
has asked for prayers and continued support. The Church is one of
the few institutions that can gain access to some of the worst
Several dioceses, including Durham and Coventry, and the
Australian agency the Anglican Board of Mission, sent financial
assistance to the diocese of Bukavu last year.
The Anglican Alliance, which monitors the spending of grants,
said that the money was spent on buying food for 200 families.
Bishop Bahati Bali-Busane has told the Anglican Alliance about
rape and assaults on women, lootings, killings, food shortages, and
poor sanitation in the region.
The Bishop said: "L'Église Anglicane du Congo appeals to men and
women of good will to pray for the eastern part of DRC, and to
continue assisting the community victims of the war."
For details of the appeal, visit www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/digest/index.cfm/2013/1/30/Dramatic-report-from-DRC-following-substantial-support-to-the-Alliances-appeal.