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CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA - OUR RESPONSE

Posted on: August 29, 2017

TEARFUND EAST AFRICA CRISIS: COMMUNION OFFERING AND HARVEST APPEAL​

"An amazing reponse to this appeal. These offerings raised £2,244.30 for the Tearfund East Africa Famine Appeal. Humble thanks to all who contributed."

Food shortages have now become critical in East Africa - 16 million people are in urgent need of food and safe water. Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if urgent action is not taken. Tearfund (Scottish Charity SC037624) is providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somalia. Tearfund teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as funds become available.

At a time when we are celebrating the bounty of harvest it would be most appropriate for us to respond positively to the basic food and water needs of others. Accordingly, the Kirk Session commend to you all the Tearfund: East Africa Crisis as the recipient of the September Retiring Offering and Harvest Appeal.