Immigration Newsletter

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aid groups are little match for Congo brutality, doctors say - CNN.com

Aid groups are little match for Congo brutality, doctors say - CNN.com

Everywhere in the Great Lakes Region of Africa there seems to be violence, lawlessness and/or government corruption.  Many of my immigration clients have come from this region. DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.  Humanitarian aid groups don't appear to have the manpower or the resources to turn the situation around.  An area so rich in natural resources...it is tragic that for whatever reasons foreign or domestic so many people in these countries have to suffer so desperately.

Now violence has sprung up again on the other side of the continent in Guinea and it was not that long ago that violence raged there regularly and in Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Of course violence is ever present in the Horn as well between Ethiopia/Eritrea, and Somalia is still lawless.  Sudan's North/South conflict may have quieted but there is still the Darfur issue ongoing.  I hope that this new century we have begun will see Africa's promise come to fruition.  But on a day like today -- it still seems a long way off.