We continue to keep Mende's homeland in our thoughts and prayers. The attacks in the region continue. The militia groups and proxy forces are in the region plundering and burning villages, many local tribesman are being killed. As a result, many innocent villagers are being killed and the survivors have fled to nearby caves. The are suffering from illness and starvation and are cut off from assistance or help from NGOs and other charitable organizations. It still remains unknown when the foundation can return to the Nuba Mountains, however we remain committed to Mende's vision and goals.