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DRC Appeal Update

It's been three weeks since we launched our DR Congo Emergency Appeal. We had been devastated by Bishop Isesomo's description of New Year's events, near Butembo, North Kivu. Brutal killings in rural areas had caused people to flee in search of safety. The first place they turned was the Church, including the Anglican Cathedral.

CMSI sent a small initial contribution within a few days and today we received news from Bishop Isesomo on what help has been distributed so far:

"The Diocese of North-Kivu is very grateful to CMS Ireland for the financial assistance to the displaced people. We selected 60 displaced families in two different places, here at the Diocesan headquarters (40 families) and in Kasindi parish (20 families). "We bought 300kgs of rice 300kgs of beans, plus soap, salt, and bags for distribution. For each family we also gave $5 cash. The total number of people in those 60 families is 346 persons. That is all the funds used now. Thank you again and again."

We add our thanks to Bishop Isesomo's and ask you to continue to pray and to consider supporting this appeal. The Church is pushed to its limits, there are still over 1500 people registered at the cathedral, asking for emergency help.

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