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Jesuits respond to famine in Eastern Africa

August 9, 2011
Photo courtesy UN via Canadian Jesuits InternationalThe Church is mobilizing to help Eastern Africa, which continues to face its worst famine since the 1950s. Severe drought and years of conflict have resulted in failed crops and acute shortages in food and water. More than 10 million face starvation. The famine has triggered a mass movement of refugees, particularly from Somalia to neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is no stranger to the region, having served in Eastern Africa for decades. They’re now providing relief in some of the worst-hit areas of northern Kenya. They hope to soon provide services in the Dollo Ado camp in Ethiopia, now hosting more than 100,000 Somalis. Visit the Canadian Jesuits International website to assist in their emergency relief efforts.

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