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Support for Horn of Africa famine victims focuses on Somalian refugees in Kenya

From Episcopal Relief & Development:

The food shortage is the consequence of a sustained drought that is said to be the worst in more than 50 years. Reports indicate that over 800,000 people have fled Somalia as a result, many seeking refuge in the neighboring countries of Kenya and Ethiopia. In response to the developing crisis, Episcopal Relief & Development will be working through its network of Anglican and Episcopal partners to support the humanitarian work of local organizations such as Ukamba Christian Community Services in Kenya. Read it all.

Photo by USAID

Today the Archbishop of Canterbury issued an urgent appeal to members of the Anglican Communion to offer support. read more

2011 Horn of Africa Famine – wikipedia

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