East Africa Crisis Appeal DONATIONS: http://cafod.org.uk/Give/Do... --- The DEC have launched the East Africa Crisis appeal highlighting the 16 million people who are at risk of starvation including almost 1 million in South Sudan. --- CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. We work wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.
Across East Africa, millions of families face starvation because of drought, lack of food, and civil war. The UN has described this as the largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.
The Disasters Emergency Committee, of which CAFOD is a member, has launched the East Africa Crisis Appeal to provide urgent supplies to the 16 million people facing severe hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished.
CAFOD is scaling up our response with our long-term Church partners in these countries, who are already on the frontline doing all that they can, to reach those most in need
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Nicanora is 32 years old and lives with her husband and her four children in the Bolivian Altiplano. Despite working long days, they often go hungry. Nicanora explains: “On a normal day we don’t have much food, we eat barley soup. We grind the barley and mix it with water. When we eat just this soup all day, we get tired very quickly. Sometimes I buy some vegetables and make them last as long as I can. But, if there’s no money, and I can’t buy vegetables, we’ll just go without”. But, Nicanora and her community want to change this. With your support, they will work with our partner, CIPCA,to learn new skills, which will enable them to grow crops, despite the harsh climate on the Altiplano. Get ready for Harvest Fast Day on Friday 7 October
This Harvest your parish are invited to join Nicanora on her journey. Please use the resources and share Nicanora’s story with your parish:
Hands On is our exciting new project that gets you involved. You can contribute directly to amazing communities as they restore their water supply and transform their landscape, their lives and their future.
Have you ever wondered what your CAFOD World Gift Christmas present really achieved? Find out how this gift scheme really changes lives around the world. See our projects and how the gift of a Happy Queen Bee, Chirpy Chickens, Water for a Family or a Wood-saving stove helps people living in poverty!
God has given us an abundant world to tend and share. Yet all over the world we can see how we have failed to protect our planet.
We are inspired by Pope Francis who has spoken out in his Laudato Si' encyclical about climate change, growing global inequality and the destruction of nature as the greatest threats facing the human family.
In communities where CAFOD works, many are suffering from more frequent and extreme floods, storms, or droughts, pushing the most vulnerable people further into poverty. And farming families are struggling with more unpredictable seasons, meaning crops fail and livestock die because of a lack of food and water.
Out of love for our sisters and brothers worldwide, we are called to respond.
ƒ Climate change facts •Current projections suggest that over the next 20 years up to 200 million people will be at risk of hunger if the planet sees the possible 2-3 C rise in temperature. •The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the lead authority on climate change science) says with 95% certainty that human activity is the main cause of climate change. •Pollution from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas make a huge contribution to climate change. ƒ What we’re calling for
Our campaign One Climate, One World is calling for politicians to work together to: •prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty •support the transition from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable energy for all.