Over 20 million people across East, Central and West Africa are at risk of starvation, and millions more could join them unless we act now.

These humanitarian crises, caused by both drought and conflict, are devastating communities and leaving millions of families without enough food to eat. World Renew is already responding to this crisis in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria. 

In South Sudan, World Renew’s work includes supporting a program that is providing nutritional food supplements to malnourished children. This assistance is reaching 1,000 families with children under 5, pregnant or nursing women, or those headed by a single adult or child. In addition 1,300 families are also receiving sanitation kits to avoid the spread of preventable diseases.

In northern Nigeria, Word Renew, in partnership with ZOA, is providing urgently needed food assistance to families who have been affected by drought and displacement caused by Boko Haram’s violence in the region.

In Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, famine has not yet been declared. However, the needs are still enormous and World Renew is providing assistance to communities now, in order to prevent more serious harm to families in the future, especially the elderly and the young.

Canadians – through World Renew’s membership in the Foodgrains Bank, all donations are eligible for a match up to 4:1 Through your prayers and financial support you can be part of this critical response.

Please give generously today.

 

RESOURCES: 

Famine and Drought Response Powerpoint (PPT)