July 14, 2011

Disaster in the Horn of Africa

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to support UN agencies in their efforts to respond to the crisis in the Horn of Africa where more than 11 million people are in need of life=saving assistance as they face the worst drought in decades.

The MIA vision calls us to use our resources to respond to issues of global poverty and crisis. Making a donation is a way we can use our resources in this particular situation.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Ireland are involved in doing some small scale drought relief in Turkana in Kenya but it is the North east of Kenya which is most badly affected by the influx of refugees from Somalia. We are therefore asking Sisters of Mercy and their associates to provide funds through UNICEF to those who are directly providing relief to those worst affected.

Find out more about the situation and MIA's response here

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