An unprecedented number of people across the African continent are in need due to natural disaster and violent conflict. While we may not hear about these crises in the media, they are no less real. We are called to respond and we need your help.
So many are affected by disasters not of their own making.
Ongoing violent conflict in both Sudan and South Sudan has caused widespread trauma and left many without the necessities for survival. In Darfur alone, over one million people remain internally displaced due to violent clashes between armed groups and the government that have been going on for years.
Above average rainfall after a series of droughts caused flash floods in many areas of Somalia. Families, in the hundreds of thousands, forced to leave their homes, are facing malnutrition and disease, in desperate need of food, drinking water, sanitation services and shelter.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), families have had no choice but to leave their homes and possessions behind in order to escape violence affecting the Kasai region of the country.
Kapinga Abeti was separated from her husband and three of her children after a militia group attacked their home in Kasai, DRC. Now displaced, she and her other children are sheltering in a church and receiving food packages of flour, beans, oil and salt, which is helping keep them alive.
Unfortunately, Kapinga’s story is not unique, but you can help!
In partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the ACT Alliance, we are able to respond to meet the immediate needs of the hungry and displaced. These ecumenical networks allow your donations to go much further, as matching funds are accessed whenever possible as part of our response.
We are grateful for the many ways your caring generosity has already enabled us to respond to immediate needs for food, water and shelter—but there is so much more to be done. Please consider making a special gift to provide critical assistance to families in distress.
We can only continue providing this much-needed assistance with your help. Join us in showing God’s love and compassion to so many in desperate need.
You can make a donation through your church, by mailing a cheque, donating online or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Africa Relief.”
A bulletin insert is available for use by congregations.
Africa Relief Insert