On 21st May 2017, a ‘Global Day of Prayer to End Famine’ will be held.
The Salvation Army International is an International Partner of this effort.
More people face famine today than any time in modern history.
Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation in these four countries alone. Globally, millions more suffer from drought and food shortages.
The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Yet, the famines are the result of conflict, drought, poverty and global inaction, and in most cases they are preventable. Churches have a prophetic role in calling its members, wider society and governments to make a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.
Food is more than a human right; it is a divine gift that cannot be impeded.
On 21 May 2017, we are joining together across countries, languages and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions.
See www.praytoendfamine.org for more info.
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