Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ben Affleck and Mick Jagger Help Congo Refugees

Media Corp News reports:

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and British rock luminary Mick Jagger have launched a media campaign to draw awareness to the refugees hit by the recent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At the centre of the campaign is the 23-minute “Gimme Shelter” video directed by Affleck and filmed by John Toll, both Academy Award winners.

The footage was shot in the strife-torn North Kivu region of Congo, where thousands fled their homes after heavy fighting resumed in August.

The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) hopes to raise US$23 million in the war-ravaged African nation to pay for emergency aid and clean water. Click here for the rest of the story.

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