Ben Affleck Establishes Aid Foundation for Sex Victims in Congo


Ben Affleck


Aiming to help former sex slaves and rape survivors in Congo, Ben Affleck, along with Warren Buffett's son, has launched a new aid foundation on Monday, March 22.

Hollywood star Ben Affleck has established a new aid foundation to help women and children affected by rape and sexual violence in the troubled region of eastern Congo. The "Daredevil, The Movie" actor spent five days in the Central African nation last week, meeting with former child sex slaves and rape survivors, as well as male prisoners convicted of sex crimes, to gain a better understanding of the issues facing locals.

Now Affleck is using his new found knowledge to benefit the Eastern Congo Initiative, a foundation he launched on Monday, March 22, that will provide support and grants to those left traumatized by the country's years of conflict to help turn their lives around. The organization also aims to improve access to health care.

In a statement, Affleck says, "The situation in eastern Congo has been neglected for far too long - it is one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in the world. Right now, the attention paid to this crisis doesn't match the needs of those affected by it. We will raise that attention level, and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their own communities."

The star founded the initiative with Howard G. Buffett, the son of American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett.

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