Quaker Congo Partnership was established in 2008 to support three priority projects of CEEACO over 3 years, 2009-11. We also extended the partnership to respond to an emergency appeal of November 2009, following renewed fighting in the project area; and to provide a vehicle for use as an ambulance by the Abeka community hospital.
An overview of CEEACO's projects in the Abeka and Uvira area may be seen in the set of 89 captioned photos from the QCP visit of February/March 2008, or in the set of photographs taken during the visit in April 2012.
Read about the impact of our support for these projects during 2009, and stories of individuals who have benefited.
The three priority projects of CEEACO which we are supporting are:
Our Emergency Appeal in November 2009 enabled us to contribute over £8,000 toward CEEACO's emergency relief and strategic peace-building project.
We launched the appeal after renewed fighting in the CEEACO project area of Eastern Congo led to more than a thousand Quakers
and many others being displaced by the fighting. This happened after the immediate project area had been
largely peaceful for some years, many displaced people had returned to
their homes, and the focus of CEEACO's programmes had turned to
long-term peace and development activites. The fighting led to an immediate need for
relief supplies, including food, transport and medical supplies, together with short-term,
strategic peace-building. CEEACO consequently initiated an emergency relief and
strategic peace-building project. For further details on the emergency, please visit our Downloads and News pages.