Now he is using his new found knowledge to benefit the Eastern Congo Initiative, a foundation he launched on March 22, that will provide support and grants to those left traumatised by the country"s years of conflict to help turn their lives around. The organisation also aims to improve access to healthcare.
“The situation in eastern Congo has been neglected for far too long - it is one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in the world," the Daily Express quoted Affleck as saying in a statement. “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," he added.