Christ Church

Walmersley 

Bury

Christian Aid

People are starving in Afghanistan, with more than 8 million on the brink of famine.

Drought, the war in Afghanistan and the Covid-19 pandemic are causing a catastrophic rise in hunger. Children are dying today, and a million more under the age of five are at risk of dying over the next three months. We need to act now to save lives.

Decades of conflict, poverty, and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic were already taking their toll on the people of Afghanistan.

The recent conflict and change of government, coupled with the worst drought in 27 years, have tipped the country over the edge into humanitarian crisis. Economic collapse has sent food prices soaring. Afghanistan’s health care system has reached the brink of collapse.

If we don’t act now, many lives could be lost. More than 22 million people face going hungry as the freezing winter sets in, with children amongst those most vulnerable.

How your support will help

Christian Aid's partners are on the ground scaling up their operations, and are able to reach the people most in need. With your support, they and their local partners can:

  • provide emergency food and nutrition support for children
  • support healthcare facilities
  • provide winter kits to help displaced families stay warm
  • supply clean drinking water
  • protect women and girls

People need help now.

 

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

It works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality and is part of a wider movement for social justice.

It provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Support at Christ Church is by individuals throughout the year and as a particular focus at Lent and Harvest in alternate years. 

Often a lunch is held at St John with St Mark

John Brennan is the Christian Aid co-ordinator for our benefice


This year Christian Aid Week 15-22 May) will focus on the plight of drought which numerous countries around the world face. It recognises that droughts have become more intense and more common because of the changing climate. The impact on the world population is great, as it means that millions of people around the world struggle to get the food and water that they need.”

 


 

 

 

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