Humanitiarian disaster looms in Congo; Christians move to meet needs in the name of Christ.

By February 17, 2004

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN)–Up to four million people are on the move in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are refugees fleeing sporadic fighting in the days following civil war, but have nowhere to go.

The areas bordering Angola and Zambia have the largest concentration of refugees. Food is scarce, resulting in increasing mortality and malnutrition rates. People, especially children, suffer from malnutrition. There is no access to medication. Malaria has become a threat to every person’s life.

World Vision is distributing seeds and tools to prevent further starvation. Through its emergency relief and development programs, World Vision DRC continues to provide technical assistance in food security, including training in improved farming techniques, as well as environmental activities.

WVI teams also work with refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), orphans and vulnerable children.
They help transform the lives of children and families in need, all in the name of Christ.

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