Sunday, October 7, 2007

Heartbreak in Congo

In today's Sunday NY Times, there is a truly and completely heartbreaking cover story. It's about the increasing frequency of brutal rapes in Eastern Congo - where rebels and ex-Hutu milita men from Rwanda and god-knows-who-else are acting to create the most hostile environment for women in the world. You'll have to read the article yourselves to understand just how heartbreaking this is - and only kilometers from the Uganda border, where fighting and violence has increased in recent weeks and months. It's not for the faint of heart. If the international community can't respond to crises like these - what is the point of having "UN Peacekeepers" at all??


milkah said...

Amen to that.

And FYI there's currently a big push by some amazing people at the UN to get the UN Security Council, in the coming weeks, to adopt some specific measures that would help address this horrible situation and others like it. So keep your fingers crossed and check out this link

Les said...

We'll pray on this end son!