In September 2008, I had posted a blog post titled “Help International Medical Corps Feed Hungry Children”. Back then, IMC’s â€œSaving the Lives of Malnourished Children” project was nominated for the Top 25 American Expressâ€™ Projects. IMC eventually went on to win $100,000 to help support their good cause.
Today, I received a mail from Cystal A. Wells, the Communications Manager at IMC. The purpose of her mail was to highlight the current crisis in Congo and how it has been affecting IMC’s good work in that region. Hence, I would like to bring this subject to notice.
According to her, an estimated 200,000 have already fled due to the fighting, many of whom are sick, injured, and in desperate need of food, shelter, and medical care. In North Kivu province, where most of the fighting has taken place, we run primary health and nutrition clinics that serve more than 300,000 people.
IMC’s staff has also been delivering emergency food and health care to the displaced, but the need is so great. So, if you run a blog or a website, please help IMC spread the word about the tragic events in eastern Congo. Write a short blog post about the crisis – it will take just a few minutes. For those who want to support IMC’s relief efforts through donations, kindly contact Crystal at cwells[at]imcworldwide.org.