An armed rebellion is spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Rebel troops are attempting to expand the territory they hold. International aid organizations are evacuating personnel. There are serious concerns about the safety of DRC residents as the crisis deepens.
You can take action to help. FTS has signed onto a campaign by our colleagues at the Raise Hope for Congo project, along with Jewish World Watch and Falling Whistles. It’s a petition asking the U.S. government to exert its influence in the region to promote peace and safeguard lives. You can sign here.
Read about the situation in Congo in yesterday’s blog post. Our own staff and those working for our frontline partner organizations are now in rebel-controlled territory, but they’re safe for now.
Here are the latest news updates: BBC, Reuters, Guardian, France 24.
Thank you for taking action.