Saturday, December 22, 2007

Update to Darfur, Congo post

A quick update to our earlier post on the relative lack of attention being paid to the war in Congo amidst the celebrity-driven campaign to save those affected by conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan.

We posed the question of how to best help the people suffering in either conflict (and in all such future instances). This weekend I'm reminded of one possible way to send direct support to people in need.

I'll let John Mauldin tell it, in an excerpt from his latest "Thoughts from the Frontline" e-letter.

"First, let's quickly turn our attention to a practical way we can help save the lives of those who are desperately suffering in Darfur and Myanmar. Over the years my readers have generously supported the work of a very special group of guys who help bring aid to places where it is the most difficult, if not dangerous, to reach.

Knightsbridge International is a small group of volunteers who go to places that are not safe but the needs for help is critical. Like the Knights of old, who ran hospitals and relief efforts, these modern day knights go to where the need is the greatest. They took food and medicine to northern Afghanistan before the troops went in (very dangerous!). They went to rebel held territory in Sri Lanka after the tsunami when no one else could get medicine and help in. Whether it's driving in to rescue nuns in Rwanda (fascinating story!), or taking solar power for clinics in Myanmar, Water Purification Units and medicine to Darfur, and a lot more, they go where other groups fear to tread. They have no political or religious agendas, just the drive to get aid to where it can do the most good."


For more info on Knightsbridge International and how you can support this group or get involved, see John's latest edition of "Thoughts from the Frontline". Thanks.