Easter Appeal 2018
- Sunday, April 1, 2018
Millions of people are at risk of starvation in parts of Africa & the Middle East.
The Knox 2018 Lenten/Easter Appeal is on behalf of
Starvation and extreme hunger are rapidly reaching a scale the world has not seen before in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. Vulnerable people are most impacted, including children.
Small-scale farmers supply the majority of food in Africa. But climate change has created a devastating and prolonged drought, resulting in both water and food shortages. Farmers are unable to grow crops and their livestock have died. Ongoing conflict is also contributing to the crisis as many families are forced to flee their homes, farms, and livelihoods.
The people of Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Kenya urgently need your help. All donations raised for this appeal will go to our long-term Mission & Service partners, including ACT Alliance, which is saving lives in the region.
The UN has declared a famine in South Sudan, calling it the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. "The world must act now to stop this," UN chief Guterres says on visit to drought-hit Somalia
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Emergency Response —Extreme Hunger
As Canadians, we won’t turn away from those who need our help. It’s not who we are.
Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.
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