Emergency Aid for Christians attacked by IS

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Give emergency supplies to Christians suffering attacks by Islamic State

With your help, Anglican Aid is supplying basic provisions to Christians in Mozambique who have fled attacks by Islamic State. We are working with the Diocese of Zambezia, neighbouring the Cabo Delgado region where attacks are the most severe, to help families escaping the violence. Your giving will provide these hundreds of internally displaced people with necessities like food in the form of flour, drinking water, and Bibles.

Bishop Vicente Msosa shared that the situation has deteriorated since December when insurgents attacked soldiers and their boats. “The situation is heart-breaking,” said Bishop Vicente. “From January this year …. they went into villages in Mocímboa da Praia district, killing people, burning houses and market stalls.”

The region where the violence is taking place is Cabo Delgado and is already known as ‘the land of fear’ because of repeated Islamist terror attacks that have targeted Christians since 2017. According to the UNHCR, almost a million people have been displaced to other provinces since then and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) reports over 4,000 people have been killed.

Bishop Vicente said, “The humanitarian need is a huge challenge. In December, we shared 100 bags of flour and rice to the displaced. We couldn’t cater (for) every family due to limited resources. January to April are the most difficult months for the displaced.”

Anglican Aid has been partnering with the Dioceses of Niassa and Zambezia since 2019 in emergency relief and water and sanitation development projects.

Please help our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Zambezia look after their neighbours in great need!

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Your tax-deductible gift will provide internally displaced Christians in Mozambique with flour, drinking water, and Bibles.

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All donations to this appeal are tax deductible.
In the case that a fundraising appeal has received sufficient donations, any surplus funds will be used for a similar activity or an activity in the same country.

 

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