“They would rather die of Covid-19 than hunger” is the heart-rending plea to Salisbury from Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo in Khartoum.
DESPERATE SITUATION IN SUDAN
This shocking statement and appeals for help from church leaders throughout Sudan and South Sudan has led the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt. Revd Nicholas Holtam to launch an Emergency Appeal.
Problems with Covid-19 in Salisbury are hard, but we mustn’t forget the city’s long standing links to South Sudan and Sudan where the problems are greater with scarce resources.
£50k TARGET IN 30 DAYS
- The Bishop of Salisbury is calling on the Diocese here to give generously for this desperate need and help raise £50,000 in a month
Launching the Appeal with a video and letter, Bishop Nicholas said:
“Our own problems with Covid-19 in this country are significant, but our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and Sudan face even greater problems with even less resources. The pandemic has added another frightening aspect to lives in the Sudans where ‘normal’ includes hunger and the threat of disease. I hope and pray we will be generous.”
PANDEMIC ADDED TO FAMINE CRISIS
Throughout Sudan and South Sudan people are dying of hunger and of Covid-19. There is an urgent need for improved hygiene to help stave off the virus in a population weakened by famine.
They need SOAP and FOOD
- SOAP – used to describe everything linked to improved hygiene, which is just as important as food in fighting Covid 19, but which is lacking in so many areas
- FOOD – because people are starving
APPEAL FOR FUNDS
The £50,000 fundraising will be divided equally between the Churches in Sudan and South Sudan, with which the Diocese of Salisbury has been in a close and deep partnership for almost 50 years.
Please give generously and help reach their target.