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Sri Lanka: Facing crisis
  • by Ashleigh Hooker
  • June 28, 2022

“It is a deep grief to me that the country of my heritage, Sri Lanka, should be facing the kind of crisis which is unfolding,” said the Archbishop of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel.

Archbishop Kanishka was speaking of the economic collapse currently gripping the South Asian country of 22 million. Ongoing shortages of food, fuel, medicine and power, in combination with civil unrest and shrinking public services, is devastating the nation. Food prices have more than doubled over the last two months and people need to queue for 2-3 kilometres for food and fuel.

“To know that millions of people are going without basic necessities arouses Christian compassion within us and I am glad that our Anglican agencies are able to respond so quickly to this emergency,” said Archbishop Kanishka. “Galatians 6 says we should do good to all people as we have opportunity, especially to the household of faith. Here is an opportunity where even a small amount, given prayerfully, can do much good.”

Anglican Aid, together with Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia (ARDFA), is partnering with the Anglican Church of Ceylon and Agape Community Healthcare Home to relieve suffering in the midst of Sri Lanka’s economic collapse.

Your gift to Anglican Aid’s Sri Lanka Crisis Appeal will provide basic necessities and free medical services to vulnerable members of the community. This includes many ministry families impacted by depleted church giving. Taking a longer term approach, we are also supporting sustainable projects to help prepare people with low-incomes for a prolonged financial crisis.


Please join us in praying for Sri Lanka:

  • For peace and stability as the country faces economic collapse.
  • For the provision of essential food, medical supplies and fuel for people in need.
  • For Anglican Aid and ARDFA partnering with Christians in Sri Lanka to serve people in desperate need.

If you are able to help the people of Sri Lanka, you can give using the button below.

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