Thank you for your prayers for the hundreds of people who have fled the massacres in the DRC, and for our partners and staff providing emergency aid.
David McAllister, Tearfund’s country director for the DRC, tells us that a further 37 people were killed in a brutal attack in eastern DRC on Saturday 6 December.
A group of militants entered Oicha in Beni during the night and attacked villagers with machetes – including women and children.
‘Unfortunately, there was another terrible massacre, and 37 bodies have been found so far,’ says David. ‘The brutality in these attacks is at a level even the Congolese are finding shocking.’
David is calling for urgent prayer to end these attacks. ‘At this point in time, with the barbarity of attacks, all we can do is gear up for helping more and more people,’ says David.
‘If I had any bright hope at the moment I would say so, but I would call for prayer, of course. That's the only thing we can do at this stage.’
Tearfund partner PPSSP is ...