InCare Famine Appeal
Today, the lives of an estimated 16 million people across South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia hang in the balance. They are in urgent need of food and people are dying from starvation.
Malnourished women and children are amongst the most vulnerable. According to Christian Aid, one of our key AoG partners at the time of our Nepal Earthquake Appeal, this is the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.
Following more than three years of devastating and costly conflict, millions of people in South Sudan are without a safe place to call home. Famine has been declared in parts of this country, where 100,000 people are currently facing starvation and nearly five million people urgently need food. The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, where 14 million people are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in 50 years. We must act now. The situation is deteriorating quickly.
Already, millions are going hungry and desperately need food aid if they are to survive. People like Mary Aluat. Mary and her daughter, Manut Akol, have been struggling to find food for three months, surviving on just one meagre meal per day. Consequently, Manut is highly malnourished, and despite having the appearance of a baby, she is actually four years old. Mary and her family fled their home in Barmayen village, 60km from Aweil town, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, north of South Sudan, where there is an emergency level scarcity of food. Some families are already experiencing starvation and death in this area. Working together with Christian Aid we can reach families – fathers, mothers, and children – who urgently need support, providing school meals to children, cash and food vouchers to families, and repair much-needed water sources.
We also have a long-term relationship with Bishop Isaiah Dau, who we have known since his days of training leaders at the Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College. Bishop Dau has strong local influence, is now based on the ground in South Sudan, and oversees the Sudan and South Sudan Pentecostal Church network. These churches have a desire to help but have a severe shortage of resources themselves to intervene. They have received assistance from another agency to enable the daily feeding of 150 widows and orphans at a main church compound in Juba, but want to be able to do much more. We hope to be able to assist them with specific project areas.
Many AoG churches are already raising funds. AoG InCare has direct relationships with people that can deliver these funds where most needed, directly into key, on the ground relief projects. Please act now and donate through our Famine Appeal.