South Sudan Famine Appeal
In February 2017 famine was declared in Unity State and Northern Bahl el Ghazal State (where COCOA’s Emmanuel, Ploughs, and Health Professional Support Projects are located). This comes at a time when South Sudan is already in crisis. 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes and 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection because of conflict, inter-community violence, economic decline, disease and climate shock. The fighting has simply meant that farmers have been unable to plant and grow food for their communities.
In response Global Mission Partners is partnering with the ACT Alliance South Sudan forum members and the South Sudan Council of Churches. These organisations have staff and resources on the ground and can act quickly and provide Food Relief, Nutrition, Emergency Health, seeds, tools and care. Around 250,000 severely affected people across South Sudan will benefit.
Details of the response are on the ACT Alliance website
The response from GMP supporters has been phenomenal with over $AUD165,000 raised from 294 individuals and 55 churches. This is a significant amount in the overall appeal which has so far raised US $ 676,879 of the US$ 9.2M target. That means GMP supporters have contributed 19% of the funds so far! Christian Aid has not been drawing funds from the ACT Alliance appeal but has raised an additional $US5.25M which will assist in the response.
Your tax-deductible gift over $2 to GMP Churches of Christ Overseas Aid (COCOA) will bring humanitarian assistance to those in greatest need.
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