What's New

This page is where you can find new items on the website. Please visit often so that you can keep aware of news, videos, events, and information about UNA-DRC and the Congo, and what is happening in the Detroit-Flint area to facilitate our united efforts.

Date added What's New Summary
June 28 Ben Affleck ABC Nightline photos and videos Ben Affleck's photos and videos during Congo trip with ABC Nightline.
June 18 New Photos of the Bed Nets Distribution


We received many of the photos of the recent mosquito bed net distribution in Congo.

We would appreciate your help, once again, to buy more nets.

Link to donate with credit card

June 5 "Mining for Bling"
Video Page

We added a new video by Current.com - A bit dated (2006) but excellent information about the mining sites in Congo.

Workers make about 25 cents a day for mining with their hands (and being suspected unwittingly to mercury poisoning). Some of the miners are former child soldiers (who were soldiers as young as six-years old).

June 4 Enough Project - Two important items where you can help!

The Enough Project has two great links for advocacy and action: Please visit our Advocacy Page for information how you can easily take citizen action to help stop violence near the eastern border of Congo. Thank you!

June 3 Photo Album

The photo album that Cissa Wa Numbe brought from the Congo for display at the Jazz Concert (March 30th) is now posted on this website as a slide show. Please check back later as we will be adding captions to the photos.

Some of the photos show a little girl, who was suffering from malnutrition. At the end of the slideshow, you can see the distinct difference in her countenance, after weeks of proper nutrition and care by the programs coordinated by UNA-DRC.

Music by Synthony Arcato (© Diane Western, composer/piano with Ron Ellman, violinist)

June 2 Update on Nets


We've received an update from Cissa Wa Numbe and UNA-DRC regarding the bed nets. Please click here to read his email.


May 28 CongoGlobalAction

Introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC), H. Res. 1227 calls on the U.S. Administration and international community to take actions towards addressing issues in DRC:

  • Urges the United States Agency for International Development and international community to provide victims and potential victims of rape with greater assistance for health care services, psychological and social counseling, and legal advice;
  • Calls on the government of the DRC to end the widespread sexual violence by holding all armed groups, including members of the Congolese armed forces and police, accountable for their actions;
  • Calls on the UN Security Council to take immediate steps to ensure that the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo, MONUC, is fully funded to increase troop presence and deploy in areas where sexual violence is most prevalent.

Please visit our advocacy page for info and links. Thank you!

May 12

Advocacy page:

Growth Act Petition

You can ask your Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor this piece of legislation that would give women in the developing world the tools and resources they need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The GROWTH Act (H.R. 2965/S. 2069) is a bill that, if passed, would make the United States a leader in reducing poverty and promoting opportunities for women and families around the world.

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