Extreme Hunger Appeal
June 27, 2017
The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels.
Starvation and extreme hunger are rapidly reaching a scale the world has not seen before in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. Vulnerable people are most impacted, including children.
The UN has declared a famine in South Sudan, calling it the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. As of May 2017, the Extreme Hunger Appeal has raised over $225,000 for long-term Mission & Service partners working on the ground in Africa and the Middle East.
Through the Canadian government’s Famine Relief Fund, all eligible donations to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal made from March 17 to June 30, 2017, will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the government.