East Africa Famine Appeal
22 February 2017
All We Can and the World Church Relationships Team of
the Methodist Church in Britain are calling for support for
this urgent appeal to respond to immediate needs in
South Sudan and to help avert famine in other countries on the
verge of disaster.
Protracted civil conflicts, entrenched economic crises, droughts
and unpredictable rainfall have led to widespread food insecurity
across East Africa and beyond. On 20 February 2017 it was announced
that South Sudan had reached tipping point with two counties being
declared as officially affected by famine.
The Methodist Church in Britain is
urging people to respond quickly, generously and collectively to
this catastrophic situation by supporting
the appeal being managed by All We Can. Without
urgent support, many communities across the region face the threat
of famine in 2017.
All We Can's Humanitarian Aid Manager Jason Snuggs said:
"This situation is incredibly serious, it is not one we
can ignore. We need supporters to give generously and without delay
so we can respond to the need in South Sudan and help towards
averting famine in other countries on the verge of
All We Can will be working with its international humanitarian
aid partners to respond to the immediate urgent needs in South
Sudan and if enough money is raised will extend this support to
neighbouring countries already at high-risk of famine. Malnutrition
is widespread, in some countries water is scarce and the need for
lifesaving aid; food, water and sanitation, is critical.
Your support can save lives. Please
give. Do all you can.
Download a PowerPoint that can be used in
your church service to pray for people affected by this crisis and
those working to relieve the suffering.
Find out more about this appeal
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*Neighbouring areas could include
other countries with critical food shortages in East Africa or