Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 2013 Congo Mission

How Far Foundation and howFar Ministries will dispatch a team of eight from Atlanta on July 17 to work in refugee camps near Goma in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Batwa Pygmy villagers from Mudja, located adjacent to the How Far Foundation Compound and Medical Clinic, have been displaced by recent activity by M23 Rebels.

We visited Mugunga III Refugee Camp in April - Goma, DR Congo

Approximately 1200 people from Mudja are living in a small camp with little food and no medical care.

According to the International Internal Displacement Monitoring Center nearly 2.5 million people have been displaced due to the ongoing clashes between government forces and M23 Rebels.

The team, led by howFar Founder Mark Maynard, will distribute supplemental food packs, medicines to treat Malaria, Typhoid and Cholera. The team will also distribute adjustable Hemisphere eyeglasses from the company Adlens to those in need.

The team will also provide counseling to women who have been raped or abused by soldiers.