Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Posted by Sarah Pellew
I watched a video on Sue's blog today and it reminded me of a post I wrote some time ago.The video above is the one I posted before. Please take time to watch it, and if you are touched, please go to Sue's site and watch the video that she has posted on there.
Did you know that in Congo, each month, 45,000 people die because of the war there? Each month.Children, women, old people. Women are raped systematically. Women in their 80's, babies of only months. Rape is a weapon of war. Women are raped day after day, for months and months until they are sterile or paralysed.
This is not a nice thing to read about. But we have to know about it. We have to do something to help.What can we do?I don't know the easy answer to that question, but surely the first step is to let the world know what is going on. Force the world to know that this brutal secret war is ongoing. There are charities out there, working to help... Oxfam, Medecins sans Frontiers. Perhaps we can support them in their efforts.
The Congo is a disaster zone where death and destruction are every day bedfellows.It beggars belief to see what the ordinary people of that war torn country are going through.If you are moved by these films please pass them on. Please tell other people about them. Please post about the Congo yourself or talk to others about the situation.
How can we, as a world, sit back and watch this without doing something?