As drought and famine grip East Africa, stricken Christians cry for help

Sixteen million people are on the brink of starvation across East Africa. It is the worst drought for many decades. Crops have failed. Deaths have already started. People are eating termites and looking for lungfish in the former swampy areas which have now dried up. There will be no relief until June at the earliest, and then only if the rains have come at the right time.

Their only livelihood gone, people are losing hope gazing at the dead livestock. Dead animals are left in the open posing danger to people’s health.
People weak with hunger cannot dispose of their dead livestock. This adds the threat of disease to that of famine

 

“We are being overwhelmed with refugees from South Sudan.”

Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda

 

As needs escalate, Barnabas Aid wants to increase our food aid to reach 200,000 Christians.

We are already working through the churches in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to feed over 100,000 Christians, including 70,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Please help our brothers and sisters.

And remember them in your prayers. 

 

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