UR Grad Helps Victims of Violence in Congo
A recent graduate of the University of Richmond has been instrumental in helping survivors of a rebel attack in Congo.
Twenty-three-year-old Will Craben graduated from the University of Richmond in 2009 and now, as program coordinator for the International Medical Corps in the Congo, found himself helping survivors of a horrific attack there last week.
Craben: We went to the sites and we began to identify survivors.
Will is in the Eastern Congo, where 169 women, at least, were raped by rebel soldiers. And he was among the humanitarian workers who have documented the violence and presented evidence to nearby U.N. peace keepers who, apparently, knew nothing about it.
Craben: It's very humbling, I think, to look people in the face that have just survived such a horrific event like this and it makes me really appreciate where I'm from and how I grew up and the chance I have to maybe make a small change in all this, if that's even possible.