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  • 06/23/2009

Jay Haze to Help DR Congo

He might be mixing the latest edition of the esteemed Fabric compilation series, but that's not necessarily what Jay Haze is talking about these days. The house and techno producer is planning a DJ tour around the world, with proceeds going towards relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Now, unless you've lived under a rock for 10 years, you'll know that political and social turmoil has plagued that country and turned it into a war zone filled with disease, starvation, and violence. Haze intends to donate 100% of the profits from Fabric 47 to relief organization Merlin, to which he'll also give 50% of the tour profits. Money goes towards health care, medicine, and treatment, as well as access to clean water for DR Congo's citizens.

Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, and Tiga have already agreed to join the tour and donate half their DJ fees to the cause. More are expected to join before the shows kick off in September.

Photo by Ragnar Schmuck.

3 comments Jay Haze to Help DR Congo

Mike (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:47

nice guys, glad to seem them making a cause and helping out. This may be cool, like a techno live 8

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 17:42

Hey, I am a canadian working in congo and this is an awasome idea. If they need any help or connection in Congo feel free to reach me at kevmacafrey@gmail.com

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 07/09/2009 - 00:49

MJPC blames the Congolese Government for Deteriorating Situation in East Congo

"There is no excuse for missing to pay salaries to soldiers in lawless eastern Congo for six months"

Following the deteriorating situation in east Congo, the MJPC called for the Congolese Government to pay the salaries of thousands of soldiers who have not been paid for over six months in east Congo and take swift action to enforce the International Criminal Court's (ICC) warrant against Bosco Ntaganda and to held accountable perpetrators of sexual violence against women for their acts.

"Faillng to hold accountable individuals who commit war crimes and crimes against humunity continues to be the leading cause of widespread and systematic sexual violence acts against girls and women in the easten Congo" said Makuba Sekombo, Community Affairs Director of
the Mobilization for Justice and Peace in the DR Congo (MJPC). Mr. Sekombo again criticized the government of Congo for not only the continuing failure to protect women and young girls from sexual violence, but also for "encouraging conditions that create opportunities for sexual violence to occur". "There is no excuse for missing to pay salaries to soldiers in lawless eastern Congo for six months" said Sekombo.

The MJPC has also renewed its call for the Congolese government to take urgent needed action to end human rights abuses in east Congo, hold perpetrators accountable and ensure reparation for the victims of sexual violence. The MJPC has been urging the Congolese government to compensate the victims of sexual violence in order to also help combat impunity in eastern part of Congo where sexual violence against women and children has been widely used as weapon of war for more than decade.MJPC online petition calling for for help to put pressure on Congolese Government to compensate victims of sexual siolence in Eastern DRC can be signed at http://www.gopetition.com.au/online/26180.html

MJPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working to add a voice in the promotion of justice and peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular in the East where thousands of innocent civilians, including children and women continue to be victims of massive human rights violations while the armed groups responsible for these crimes remain unpunished.

For more information on MJPC and the activities, visit the web site http://www.mjpcongo.org. E-mail: info@mjpcongo.org or call Makuba Sekombo at 1 408 806 3644.

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