Famine has been declared in parts of East Africa, and other areas are facing a serious hunger emergency.

Extreme drought, violent conflict, and scarcity have created a food crisis that is making it nearly impossible for people to get the food they need to survive.

Millions of lives are in danger.

Famine has already been declared in South Sudan. Severe drought in parts of East Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, has created critical food shortages. The situation will lead to famine if something is not done soon.

More than 20 million people in this region are in need of urgent food assistance.

In East Africa, Nazarene church leaders are working with local churches to provide food for families and individuals who are vulnerable to extreme hunger.
Nazarenes in South Sudan have been greatly affected by the famine. Many have fled to neighboring countries, including Uganda and Ethiopia, to seek food and protection from violence. Others who are still in South Sudan are in urgent need of assistance. Church communities in neighboring countries in East Africa are also being affected by severe hunger and the food crisis.

Churches are responding.

But they need your help.

Please pray for those who are hungry and give to support church-led emergency relief efforts in East Africa.

How You Can Help

Please pray for the people affected by this hunger emergency. Pray for rain in East Africa to help relieve drought. Pray for government and international organizations to respond with compassion and urgency. Pray for the local churches in the affected areas as they offer a tangible expression of Jesus’ love to their neighbors.

You can support the emergency relief efforts of local churches in East Africa by giving to the Africa Disaster Relief Fund.

To send donations by mail:

In the U.S., make checks payable to “General Treasurer” and send them to:
Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put 127362 in the Memo area.

In Canada, make checks payable to “Church of the Nazarene Canada” and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3
Be sure to put 127362 in the Memo area.

For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to the Africa Disaster Relief Fund.