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Fonte: Agência Fides

ÁFRICA/QUÊNIA – Os Bispos do Quênia lançam um fundo de emergência para ajudar as populações vítimas da seca

Nairóbi (Agência Fides)- “Estamos todos profundamente preocupados com a crise provocada pela seca e o sofrimento de tantos quenianos. Nossa preocupação se dirige a milhões de pessoas indefesas que correm o risco de morrer de fome e às muitas comunidades que perderam seus meios de subsistência” – afirmam os Bispos do Quênia em um comunicado no qual apresentam um fundo nacional em favor das populações atingidas pela seca que está castigando vários países da África do leste.
Enquanto a situação mais dramática é a da Somália, o Quênia também sofre duramente a crise alimentar, não só porque recebe em seu território centenas de milhares de somalis em fuga de seu país, mas também porque a seca atingiu diversas áreas de seu território.
A mensagem da Conferência Episcopal do Quênia afirma que as pessoas mais vulneráveis são: pastores das regiões do norte, nordeste, noroeste e sul; as famílias mais pobres que vivem da agricultura de subsistência nas planícies costeiras e nas regiões do sudeste.
Segundo os Bispos, a seca causada pela escassez de chuvas de 2010 e deste ano provocou a carência de alimentos, o forte aumento dos preços dos gêneros alimentares, a falta de água, migrações e conflitos; desnutrição, evasão escolar de crianças e perda de bovinos”.
A Conferência Episcopal do Quênia decidiu lançar o fundo de emergência (Catholic Charity Emergency Fund) e dirigiu um apelo pela adesão à iniciativa. Estão sendo organizadas coletas de alimentos em paróquias, escritórios diocesanos e outras estruturas da Igreja.
(L.M.)
(Agência Fides 4/8/2011)

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Fonte: KEC  – Kenya Episcopal Conference- http://www.catholicchurch.or.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=275:to-you-dear-catholics-friends-and-all-people-of-goodwill-&catid=114:latest&Itemid=275

Drought Emergency Response Fund For Kenya 2011: Appeal For Contribution

Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00 Very Rev. Fr. Vincent Wambugu News Flash Latest
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To You Dear Catholics, Friends and all People of Goodwill,

Greetings and cordial regards from the Kenya Episcopal Conference.


Situation at TurkanaI wish to communicate to you by mandate of His Eminence John Cardinal Njue, Chairman-KEC, Bishop Martin Kivuva-Chairman Caritas Kenya and all Most and Rt. Rev. Bishops.

As you all are aware, Kenya is facing a very difficult time as a result of the drought which has hit the country following the failure of the 2010 short rains and the 2011 long rains.  The current drought situation in Kenya is characterized by food shortages, increasing food prices, lack of water, migration and conflict, malnutrition, children dropping out of school, starvation and death of livestock.

We are all deeply concerned by this crisis and the suffering of many Kenyans as a result of the current drought. Our concern is that of the millions of vulnerable people who are facing the risk of starvation and the loss of livelihoods of many communities as a result of the crisis.

The most affected area as reported by the media and other sources includes;-

•    Pastoralists in the north, northeast, northwest, and the south (Maasai rangelands)
•    Marginal agricultural households in the coastal and south-eastern lowlands

situation at TurkanaThe Situation at TurkanaIt is in this light that I appeal to you all to join hands in solidarity to ensure that these Kenyans do not continue suffering from starvation and hunger, through food donations and financial support.

Food donations can be channeled through our Outstations, Parishes, Diocesan Offices and other Church Structures. Financial contributions/donations can be sent to the following account:-

KEC- Catholic Charity Emergency Fund, Kenya

Kenya Commercial Bank,

A/C No. 016200646352

Sarit Centre Branch

You can also channel your donation through our Mpesa business line: 560702.

Caritas Kenya, the Development and Social Services Commission of the KEC is taking lead in coordinating and implementing this appeal.

For all communications and inquiries please contact Caritas Kenya on the following addresses:

caritaskenya@catholichurch.or.keThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   , skituku@catholicchurch.or.keThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , info@caritaskenya.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mobile Phone No:     0727 802 810

0721 583918 (Mr. Stephen Kituku),

0726 834088 (Mr. Samson Malesi)

Fax: 020 4442 910

I appeal for your generosity and kindness towards assisting all those affected by this drought. Your support and donation will be appreciated. Remember you contribution will go a long way in saving a life in Kenya.

The needs of the affected people are so great. Your emergency gift today will help increase the church’s response to this crisis.

His Eminence and the Excellencies assure you of their prayers and solidarity.

Yours sincerely,

Signed for by mandate of His Eminence John Cardinal Njue, Chairman-KEC

Very Rev. Fr. Vincent Wambugu

Secretary General

Kenya Episcopal Conference

+ His Eminence John Cardinal Njue,

Chairman Kenya Episcopal Conference.

Cc:

1.    Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva

Chairman

Caritas Kenya

2.    Mr. Stephen Kituku

National Executive Secretary

Caritas Kenya

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