Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Back to Congo

Congolese child soldiersOn friday I will be flying back to Congo in central Africa for work. We are a peacebuilding organisation and Congo, or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to give it its full name, is the world's largest conflict by far. Over 5 million people have died in the last few years alone. Yet no-one in the west has really ever heard of it.

At least you have now. Here is some more information about it.

 Going to places like this makes me appreciate just how lucky I am to live in the Bush. To be brutally honest I am already really looking forward to coming back. Forgive a slow down in updates on this blog while I'm away - I'll do what I can in what are likely to be challenging circumstances.

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