Congo: A Nation and Land in Peril

Mountain Gorilla

(Originally uploaded by het meisje met het rode kapje)

My mother alerted me to the horribly tragic situation in the African nation of Congo, where unspeakable acts are being committed against women, and against the land, jungles and the precariously rare mountain gorillas.

It’s truly the sort of news story you can barely bring yourself to read. If you’d like to know how to help, here are two charities trying to wage war against the violence and brutality:

http://www.tearfund.org/

http://www.gorillafund.org/

3 thoughts on “Congo: A Nation and Land in Peril

  1. Betty Victory says says:

    Joy, thank you so much for posting this. I could barely stand to read these stories, and then they kept staying with me. I hesitated to send this to you for that very reason.

    These waring factions seem like they are so heinous, that they wouldn’t even be accepted in hell. And the poor gorillas………. just get in the way of their bullets.

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