Goal is to raise funds that will be used to purchase, mainly, food and drinking water for millions of Africans suffering from the worst drought in 60 years
A crisis fome, dry, conflict and high food prices continue to punish the Horn of Africa (Northeastern continent comprising countries like Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibuti and Eritréia). The crisis in Somalia, for example, has killed 30 thousand children from hunger and is now considered the worst in 60 years.
The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) launches a campaign emergency in the country, coordinated by Caritas Brazil, Brazilian society to invite to participate in a national collection, whose resources will be sent to Caritas Internationalis, immediate relief to those affected.
Donations, any value, can be made in the following balance:
Banco do Brasil: AG. 3475-4, C/C 26.116-5
CEF: AG. 1041, ON. 003, C/C 1751-6
Banco Bradesco: AG. 0606-8, C/C 187587-6
*DOC and TED CNPJ is: 33.654.419/0001-16
About 400 Somali thousand children may die of starvation soon if no urgent action is taken. Information provided by news agency Associated Press.
CLICK HERE read the Letter to the Bishops of Brazil in Africa solidarity and assistance to victims of famine in Somalia.
The lack of food aid ceases 3,6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. Total No, but 12 millions of people are feeling the effects of drought. The data are from the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Agency for Refugees (UNHCR).
Besides Caritas Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, Caritas Switzerland and Luxemburg provide humanitarian aid in the region. Caritas in many different countries launched campaigns emergency. Caritas Internationalis in Geneva and New York are closely monitoring the situation and providing updated information to the concerned agencies of the United Nations (UNHCR, FAO, PAM, UNICEF, among other).
por Thays Puzzi e Fernanda Nalon, of Communications Office of Caritas Brazil / National Secretariat, with information CNBB and Caritas Internationalis