Story number 1 for 12 Feb 2003

By February 12, 2003

(Congo–Kinshasa)–Topping the news, the United Nations says a transitional national government for the Congo will be in place between the end of March and early April. What this new government means for the country’s tinderbox situation, Food For The Hungry’s Ben Homan explains. “People recognize their own sense of fatigue and just wanting this thing to end. So, there is incentive for all parties to get this thing taken care of, and I think that gives us some sense of optimism. The transitional government is going to have to deal with the complexity of the varying Mayi-Mayi guerilla factions.” Homan says their group provides spiritual and physical relief to the war survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “It doesn’t matter what the blockade is and what the impediments are, we are going to go forward and demonstrate God’s love. We’ve been dealing with these bottlenecks and these problems all along the way; it’s not going to stop Food For The Hungry from doing its work.”

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