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Borena Hunger Crisis

A 3-year drought has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. As followers of Jesus we must respond. 

Quick Facts

  • South Ethiopia has faced three consecutive years of drought
  • Over a million people face severe food shortages
  • Water is extremely scarce
  • Infants and mothers are most affected
  • Close to a million animals have already died
  • These animals are the only source of livelihood for these pastoral herders
  • There are only 3 churches in the area
  • Tearfund Canada, along with its partner is responding
  • Over 1 Million Kgs of food will be distributed in Moyale district, Ethiopia (15 km north of Kenyan Border)
  • 13,000 people will receive emergency food for 6 months
  • Pregnant women and mothers with young children are the priority
  • Households with elderly, sick, orphaned, and those living with disabilities will also be a focus
  • Total project costs $2.2 million¬†
  • We need the help of Canadian churches and congregations to raise $400,000



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Ways to donate:

  1. Online: Fill the form below
  2. By Phone: Call 1-800-567-8190 (toll free)
  3. By Mail: all cheques can be made out to Tearfund Canada and mailed to:

    PO Box 3220 Stn Industrial Park
    Markham ON
    L3R 6G5

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