Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is sending food aid to 55 villages in southern Niger where starvation and malnourishment have become epidemic. UMCOR has provided a grant to assist with efforts to tackle rural poverty in Zimbabwe through nutrition programs, food distribution and self-supporting activities such as gardening.
One hundred percent of every gift designated for "All Africa Famine Relief, Advance #101250" will be used in the relief efforts. We also need Medicine Boxes. The generous giving of United Methodists to the One Great Hour of Sharing supplements the cost of Advance gifts. Give through a local United Methodist church or send financial contributions to: UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068. Call 1-800-554-8583 to make a credit card donation.
Banner Photo: In the Zomba district of Chingale Division in the southern region of Malawi, the number of children attending school has risen nearly 40 percent since food-distribution started. ACT member, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has sent high-protein biscuits (BP5) to this district, working with CCAP, the only agency distributing food relief in this part of Malawi. UMCOR is supporting this ACT appeal. Credit: Hege Opseth, Norwegian Church Aid July 2002.