Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Archdiocese asks parishioners for West African aid

Second collection for emergency appeal July 22
18 million Africans are at risk of starvation by September. (CCODP) 

The Archdiocese of Vancouver will have a special collection for the looming crisis in West Africa Sunday, July 22. According to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the emergency appeal is needed to respond to the serious food shortage and drought in countries such as Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

More than a million children are estimated at risk of severe malnutrition in the region.

To donate directly to the CCODP's emergency relief fund, click here.

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