Global Day of Prayer to End Famine
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With drought causing suffering across Africa, The Salvation Army is engaged in practical responses and is also calling on Salvationists and friends to support a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. This special focus, on Sunday 21 May 2017, is supported by churches and groups including World Vision, the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance.
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, but The Salvation Army knows through its relief work in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia and other countries that the problem is far more widespread. Globally, millions more suffer from drought and food shortages.
The initiative has a simple message: Food is more than a human right; it is a divine gift that cannot be impeded.
Powerpoint: Presentation to help guide prayer
Flickr album: The Salvation Army's drought response in East Africa