Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Escalation of Political Violence in Burundi

Human Rights Watch has just released a report about political violence in Burundi. Friends Of Humanity has very close ties with Burundi, and this matter is of great concern to us. 

"This 81-page report documents political killings stems from the 2010 elections in Burundi. These killings, which peaked toward the middle of 2011, often took the form of tit-for-tat attacks by members of the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy  and the opposition National Liberation Forces. In the vast majority of cases, justice has been denied to families of the victims."
To download this report, please click here.)

As you may already know, FOH's current human right's project is in Burundi. Through working with Maison Shalom, a non-profit organization that supports children in diverse difficult situations, FOH aims to support abused girls, and  prevent violence in different communities. Maison Shalom has done all in its power to restore dignity to children who became orphans as a result of war or AIDS. Maison Shalom also helps street children, young children (and babies) in prison. To this date, Maison Shalom has come to help more than 20'000 children. If you are interested in learning about Maison Shalom, please visit their website

To learn more about what you can do to  help us support Burundi in these times of struggle, and to keep the children safe, please visit the Human Rights Project  page on our website. If you would like to support this project by making a contribution, please visit our Donation's Page. 

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