Sudan & Liberia are two countries that we have considered as long-term locations. Both countries have recently gone through lengthy civil wars and are in desperate need of help on many levels. To find out more about these countries, click on the links below to view country profiles created by BBC News.
*Largest country in Africa
*The two-decade civil war between the north and the south claimed the lives of 1.5 million people and an estimated 200,000 people have been killed in the Darfur conflict which began in 2003
*Founded by freed American & Caribbean slaves
*250,000 people were killed in the civil war that ended in 2003
*President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became Africa's first female head of state in Jan '06