Millions face starvation as famine hits southern Africa

By Gavin Drake
Posted Nov 16, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The people of Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe are facing the risk of death as erratic weather, drought and crop failures have resulted in chronic food shortages. Hundreds of people have already died from malnutrition and that figure is set to rise substantially. One young person being confirmed in the Diocese of Toliara in Madagascar collapsed in the arms of Bishop Tod McGregor as a result of dehydration.

The Anglican mission agency USPG has launched an emergency appeal to support Anglican churches in the region.

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  1. Mary Koenig says:

    This news fills me with such sadness. I have never gone hungry and I can’t imagine what it is like to stare that consuming horror day after day.
    Instead of feeling hopeless, we can give money for aid, and pray to God for answers. Nothing is impossible for God to accomplish. May the Holy Spirit inspire all the nations of world to answer this great need in whatever way they can.

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