You Can Do Something For Christians In The Central African Republic

February 5, 2014 by Open Doors in ,

Central African Republic “The pastor of the first site told us that 4,000 people are packed into the church compound,” says the Open Doors Field Director for West and Central Africa. He is in Bangui, capital of war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), to encourage believers, assess the needs of persecuted Christians and to meet with senior church leaders. “The numbers are swelling day by day. The French and African Union troops are limited in number, and the Seleka have not yet been disarmed. Although the ex-rebels know their time is up, they still cause trouble in various places. New families keep arriving in the camps, indicating that security remains a problem in many areas in town. For camp staff, major challenges include the provision of water, sanitation and food. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has provided some large shelters, and the Red Cross has dug some pit latrines and set up improvised washing areas.” As his report indicates, the situation in CAR is dire. Sometimes when we read reports like this, we feel hopeless, like there is nothing we can do to help our suffering brothers and sisters. However, there is a way you can help Christians in CAR (and it will take less than a minute to do)! Last week, several organizations started advocating for more troops on the ground in CAR. Join with us and these other organizations by sending tweets to Dlamini Zuma. Zuma is a South African politician, and is also the chairperson of the African Union Commission, the executive/administrative branch of the African Union.

Join with us and ask your colleagues, friends, family and others to tweet and raise their voice for the Central African Republic. Here is a tweet to get you started:

@_African Union Please approve UN Peacekeeping Operation to #CARcrisis with at least 10,000 soldiers to prevent disaster #DlaminiZuma #ODCAR

Thank you for standing with persecuted Christians in CAR!

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