Interagency Committee On Latin America
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2564
Abstract: The Interagency Committee on Latin America was formed in 1981 under the auspices of the Relief and Development agencies of the Anglican, United, and Catholic churches of B.C., and the international development agencies IDERA, OXFAM, and CUSO. The Committee is involved in the co-ordination of church and non-governmental solidarity groups.The first major activity of the Committee was organizing relief for Nicaragua; this was followed in March of 1982 by the organization of a large ecumenical service to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador. The Committee is also active in a project to send regular observers from churches, unions,the press, and aid organizations to the Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras. The presence of such observers helps to prevent the terrorizing, disappearance and killing of refugees, and is an effective way of informing North Americans about the critical situation in Central America.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.