News Archive 2008

November newsletter online 13/11/08

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Congo crisis November 2008

Latest updates from the DRC 12/11/08

U.N. council warms to idea of more Congo troops, full article here .
U.N. appeals for DR Congo back-up, full article on the BBC News Website .

BBC News features eyewitness accounts from Jo and Lyn Lusi 03/11/08

This is available on the BBC News Website.

The APPG's statement from last Thursday on the crisis in eastern DRC is now up on the APPG website Their recent report on violence against women in that region reports that is is on the increase - please pray for safety for innocent civilians during the conflict.

Christian Aid have launched an appeal in response the to crisis. Please see for more details.

Nyankunde Attack

On 15th October 2008 Nyankunde was threatened by clashes between rebels and government troops. No civilians were hurt although there was some opportunistic looting which caused a tense few days for the hospital and nursing staff, and the villagers. MONUC troops evacuated many to safety. Hospital services and the Nursing School have since resumed and patients have started returning. We thank God for His protection over the village. For more information please see this summary page .
[Last update 09/11/08]

New Venture: The Physio Project at CME [updated 05/11/08]

CME hospital is setting up new Physiotherapy Departments at both Nyankunde and Bunia. Go to the Physio Project page for more details.

August 2008:

The Summer newsletter is now available: Click here (PDF).

August 2008:

The All Party Parlimentary Group of MPs Westminster UK have published a report entitled 'Congo: Unfinished Business'. To read the report, click here.

Alternatively, you can read a summary here .

February 2008:

The latest cme annual report is now available here.

January 2008

Building on the operating theatre continues! Full article here.