MCS responds to African drought
THE METHODIST CHURCH IN SINGAPORE (MCS) has responded to the plight of the hungry and sick in drought-hit Africa by sending relief funds to the Horn of Africa through two agencies.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Horn of Africa (specifically Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years. Due to this dry spell, UNICEF said, more than 13 million people, including 2 million malnourished children, need food urgently.
Trinity Annual Conference, through its Crisis Relief Fund, has channelled $50,000 to the affected areas through World Vision, and the Chinese Annual Conference, through its Board of Social Concerns, has galvanised its members to donate $20,000 to the World Methodist Council “Stop Hunger Now” programme.