Bishops' Appeal has sent €20,000 to relieve the hunger currently afflicting Southern Africa. Six countries in the region - Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - are suffering food shortages as a result of the worst drought in a decade. The World Food Programme estimates that 12.5 million people will need help until the harvest in April next year. Bishops' Appeal will continue to monitor the need through its partners, Christian Aid and Tearfund, each of whom has received €10,000.
Bishops' Appeal has made a further grant to assist rebuilding in Afghanistan. Its partner, SAFE, has received $39,000 to fund vocational training in Shalman refugee camps.
Article from: The Church of Ireland Gazette