Cyclone Idai: support relief efforts

Mar 25, 2019 by

From Anglican International Development:

As you may have heard in the news, Cyclone Idai struck in East Africa earlier this month. We are writing to ask you, supporters of AID, if you would give to relief efforts.

The UN says Cyclone Idai is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever in the southern hemisphere, leaving a trail of devastation through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and affecting 2.6 million people. Houses, roads and bridges have been destroyed and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 750 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.

AID has connections with Niassa diocese in Mozambique through one of our trustees, Canon Charles Raven, who is a representative of GAFCON (a global Anglican network).  Bishop Vicente of Niassa is coordinating relief efforts there and funds given through AID will be used to support this.

Please give as you are able to support people who are, at this time, some of the most needy in the world.

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Gafcon networks mobilise following cyclone, by Charles Raven

Following the massive destruction brought to Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai, Rev Dennis Tongoi who leads the Gafcon Sustainable Development Network put Gafcon leaders in touch with one another and contact was made with Mozambican Bishop Vicente Msosa, who was present at Gafcon 2018 in Jerusalem.

Mozambique is one of the areas hardest hit and Bishop Vicente shared with us the traumatic impact of this disaster on his Diocese of Niassa. We immediately began to pray for Mozambique and the other nations affected using the newly introduced Gafcon Daily Prayer diary and continue to do so as this tragedy unfolds.Donations can be made through two partner agencies so that the diocese has the resources to reach and rescue those in distress and enable the survivors to rebuild their lives.

Please visit the websites of either Anglican Aid or Anglican International Development for more information.

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