What's New - April 2008
This is the archived What's New items for April 2008
|Date added||What's New||Summary|
|April 29, 2008||irinnews.org||
IRINNews.org - Humanitarian news and analysis by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: A descriptive article of the malaria situation in DRC—
"On average, five million cases of malaria, according...are registered every year throughout the country with a population of nearly 60 million."
|April 27, 2008||Volunteer in the Congo||You can volunteer to help UNA-DRC in the Congo. Supporters are provided accommodations|
|April 27, 2008||WFUNA Highlights||The April 2008 WFUNA Issue 81 Newsletter has a paragraph regarding UNA-DRC. See "WFUNA Highlights" section.|
|April 27, 2008||BBC News||
BBC News / Yahoo News - Added new Digg articles:
World Malaria Day articles: Added to Digg page:
Conflict is major reason for malaria as displaced people must leave their homes. Displaced people "are often settled on land which has been abandoned because of the risk of malaria, or forced to live in over-crowded camps with limited health services, water, food and shelter." --BBC News
In pictures: Malaria in Conflict --BBC News
|April 18, 2008||Mining Page||
Some Shocking Facts About Mining - from Friends of the Congo
A must read article. Did you know that "90 percent of exports from DRC are either illegal or unregulated?"
Did you know that "Mining companies have realized gains of 600% while discernible gain to the government has not exceeded 5%?"
|April 17, 2008||Advocacy page||
Scientific American: "Ending Malaria Deaths: One of the world's worst killers can be stopped soon if we make the investment"
An informative article by Jeffrey D. Sachs.
|April 17, 2008||Links page||MP3 Audio replay from Station WILL am 580 radio from University of Illinois. An interview: "The Battle to Eradicate Malaria: Successes and Remaining Challenges" with Awash Teklehaimanot, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, The Earth Institute at Columbia University.|
|April 13, 2008||Survey of this Website||Please help us improve this website by completing a survey. The survey is about 10 minutes long. We appreciate your help.|
|April 12, 2008||Mining Page||When Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe gave talks around town in early April, many people asked about the source of the conflicts in DRC. In response, we are creating a page about mining and coltan - the conponent used to make telecommunication devices, and the corporations which are mining Congo's resources and fueling the conflicts.|
|April 11, 2008||Advocacy page||
Through advocacy, we can bring awareness of Congo's issues to U.S. legislators, citizens, corporations, and people of interest.
When Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe gave talks around town in early April, many people asked how we can help. Please visit this page for ideas and actions you can take.
|April 10, 2008||
New videos and new articles
Democracy Now video link: Amy Goodman interviews Christine Schuler Deschryver on Democracy Now, October 8, 2007: "The Silent War" - Sexual Terrorism in the Congo
Video Interview of Jan Egeland, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
Bill Moyers Journal - Two videos broadcasts "Hope in the Congo" which is a report of Congo's history; and a second report about the continued death of 45,000 Congolese people from starvation and disease.
5 new videos added on our YouTube Playlist link:
Deadliest Conflict Since World War II -
Part 2 - Deadliest Conflict Since World War II - Corporations Reaping Millions
Grand Theft Congo - DRC -
In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan - Background on the mineral mining and the resulting fighting and conflicts.
|April 8, 2008||Lisa Jackson Film||
HBO's debut of the important film, "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo"
Links to HBO airings in April and May, Lisa Jackson's website, an NPR radio interview, and a Sundance Film interview.
|April 3, 2008||Jazz Fund Raising Concert photos||A link to the jazz fund raising concert (March 31) photos - by Thomas Richardson who covered the event|
|April 4, 2008||Appreciation page||We'd like to thank everyone who helped with the jazz fund raising concert and the speaking engagements for Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe. On this page is a thank you letter from Cissa, too.|
|April 4, 2008||Mailing List page||When you join the email list, you can keep informed of site updates, important news and events,and our activities to support UNA-DRC and the Congo.|
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