Anglican Board of Mission makes emergency appeal for East Africa

by Anglican Communion News Service


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican Board of Mission - the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia - has launched an emergency appeal as the crisis worsens in parts of East Africa due to extreme drought. It hopes to raise 50,000 Australian dollars.  In a statement the ABM said: “Our partners, the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan and the Anglican Church of Kenya are responding to this urgent humanitarian emergency.  Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan (and other countries like Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen) due to protracted drought. The people mostly affected are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the communities where they are hosted. More than three million people have been forced to flee their homes and nearly 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection as a result of the ongoing conflict.”

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