Seven million people at risk of starvation across six countries in East Africa 

Apr 7, 2021 by

from World Vision: More than seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. If the international community does not act now, thousands of children could face long-term health consequences or die, warns World Vision International. Andrew Morley, World Vision International President & CEO, said: ”The world needs to wake up now. Millions of children are being pushed to the brink of starvation. They are facing a deadly cocktail of conflict,...

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WCC invites Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

May 6, 2017 by

As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis. “Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine,” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit says. ”More than 20 million people are...

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Bishops Urge International Aid For South Sudan As Millions Starve

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Joseph Hartropp, Christian Today: Church leaders in South Sudan have urged international intervention in the region as millions suffer starvation and conflict. In a pastoral letter published yesterday from the South Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the bishops said: ‘Our country is gripped by a humanitarian crisis – famine, insecurity and economic hardship. Our people are struggling simply to survive. While there have been poor rains in many parts of the country, there is no...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Warns Of Crisis In South Sudan As Millions Face Starvation

Feb 22, 2017 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: Justin Welby has warned of the ‘dire situation’ in South Sudan as a state of famine has been declared in parts of the African nation where an estimated 100,000 people are already starving, according to the UN. The Archbishop of Canterbury appealed in a Facebook post for new humanitarian corridors for aid to reach people in need in the crisis-ridden country, which has been devastated by three years of civil war. ‘We stand prayerfully...

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Famine: pray and give

Feb 13, 2017 by

“Food is a divine gift” – WCC invites global day of prayer to end world famine As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis. “Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine,” WCC...

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