2,000 people die every day from armed violence, while 26 million are currently displaced within their own countries by conflict. Around the world, roughly 30 conflicts continue to disrupt lives and livelihoods today.
The voices of these people are not often heard, so we work to amplify the first hand experiences of refugees, displaced peoples, and anyone affected by conflict, so their right to self determination continues even in the most difficult circumstances.
Case study: The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is often forgotten about by the rest of the world. Yet in the last five years as many people have been killed there as died in the whole of the Second World War. People continue to be attacked and displaced.
For more than 20 years the people of central Africa have suffered attacks from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group responsible for widespread human rights abuses. Since 2008, they have killed over 2,300 people and abducted over 3,000 - and the numbers are increasing.
Millions of people in the DRC are vulnerable to attacks by the brutal LRA. With no phone coverage it is extremely difficult for them to warn each other of danger and ask for help.
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