Brethren in Christ U.S. has released $65,089 from the Global Compassion Fund to provide relief for families in Northern Mozambique who are currently experiencing a growing food crisis which has been exacerbated by insurgent-led violence.
For the past four years, a militant group has been growing more active in the Cabo Delgado region of Northern Mozambique. The violence surged heavily in early 2021 and forced thousands of people across the region to flee their homes and livelihoods. Many have found shelter in and around the city of Pemba where several BIC congregations have welcomed these refugees into their communities.
This increase of in-country refugees has amplified an already-existing food crisis. Since 2019, Mozambique has been impacted by large cyclones, devastating flooding, and extended seasons of drought. In Pemba, where most rely on subsistence farming, these natural disasters have destroyed crops and disrupted future planting cycles. Families in the area are struggling to find ways to provide for this influx of people as food was already extremely scarce.
We have partnered with local BIC leaders in Pemba to distribute aid to nearly 800 families connected to BIC congregations. The funds have provided food to help sustain them until their next harvest in February 2022.
Join us in praying for those affected by this crisis. Please also pray for a quick end to the violence that is still affecting thousands of people throughout the Cabo Delgado region.
The Global Compassion Fund exists to respond quickly as pressing needs arise around the world. We rely on generous donations to continue providing support in times of crisis. If you would like to partner with us in being the hands and feet of Jesus, please consider contributing to the fund.
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