Bill Moyers Journal: Hope in the Congo + 100 Years of Darkness + Bread for the World

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Bill Moyers Journal
April 4, 2008
PBS

Hope in the Congo

THE JOURNAL takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. “The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn’t operated in these areas for decades,” says Dominic MacSorley, Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization….

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100 Years of Darkness: Photos by Marcus Bleasdale

January 2008 seemed like a good month for the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the BBC reported: “Rebels and militia groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo signed a cease-fire agreement aimed at ending the conflict that continued to rage after the end of the country’s 1998-2003 war.” That war and its aftermath are estimated to have killed more than 5.4 million people….

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David Beckmann, Bread for the World

Bill Moyers talks with the president of Bread for the World about the challenges of combatting hunger. Plus, online resources for aiding the hungry.

In 1996, at the World Food Summit (WFS) in Rome, participants promised to reduce the number of undernourished people by half by 2015. Ten years later there was a 23 million increase in hungry people in the developing countries….

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Web Exclusive

THE JOURNAL takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. Here the filmmakers talk with passengers traveling by train from Lubumbashi to Likasa.

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