IFFAMPAC Africa Branch Holds Seminars for Families of the Missing in Chawama.
Lusaka-Zambia. IFFAMPAC representative, Evans Lombe conducted two IFFAMPAC Community Seminars in conjunction with Bwafwano Association, an Community Association in Africa. The seminars were held at Bwafwano Community centre in Chawama, Zambia’s densely populated shanty compound.
The purposes of the seminars were to identify families of the missing from armed conflicts. There are large numbers of families in Africa that have missing family members. IFFAMPAC is working to interview African families in all regions which will include Uganda, DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Rwanda, Chad, and other African countries.
“This process is the greatest milestone for establishing a network for IFFAMPAC Africa operations and identification process”, states Evans Lombe, IFFAMPAC African representative.
During the seminar, one of the family members said “Due to my brother’s disappearance in the 1990’s I am supporting 11 children and trying to feed, clothe, and get them all an education.” Another family member was heard saying, “I just want my children to have an education and for myself to have a skill that will enable me to feed my family”.