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(from ONE Autumn 2016)

CNEWA Responds in Africa
Posted: 12 Sep 2016

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The drought in the Horn of Africa has placed millions of people at risk of starvation and sparked a worldwide call to action — and CNEWA has responded.

Following a generous outpouring from donors, CNEWA has rushed funds to our team members on the ground, who are working with local church partners to assess and prioritize the needs and expedite the response.

To date, this has included feeding thousands of children and their families during the summer months, supporting 1,000 pregnant women and feeding 700 elderly people.

Late in August, a member of the Daughters of St. Anne wrote to thank our donors for the “generous support extended to our needy children. ... The food program supports more than 10,000 children.”

It “has been so effective in helping the children to remain in school,” she wrote. “We hope you will continue your kind support of our children in our region [as we work] to eradicate illiteracy and shape the moral and spiritual lives of our children.”

Visit www.cnewa.org to learn how you can help.