Jim Hocking, founder and director of Integrated Community Development International (ICDI), a cooperating ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, was interviewed on Mission Network News recently. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete post.
Ministries advance amid growing tensions
Central African Republic (MNN) ― Rebel violence is rising in the Central African Republic.
Nearly 400,000 people are now internally displaced according to the Geneva-based Assessment Capacities Project, or ACAPS. That figure almost doubled within the span of a month.
“What we’re seeing on-the-ground is pretty much the collapse of the government,” says Hocking.
That leaves people on their own against armed and dangerous Seleka militants.
“Because of that, people are leaving their homes, even in the capital city; I was there two weeks ago,” Hocking reports.
“It’s kind of a ‘Catch 22,’ in a sense, because although they’re scared for their lives…they still have to live, they still have to provide for their families.”