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Horn of Africa
Rain has begun, but harvest several months away; successful sand dam project helps communities access water; includes video “Women and Water in Rural Kenya”.
One Great Hour of Sharing funds are helping provide necessities for drought-affected communities. A link to photo galleries is within this report.
Video: Women and Water in Rural Kenya – learn about a successful sand dam project in Kenya.
Hymn – O God, You Love the Needy, by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Swords into Plowshares blog by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations
Prayer in Response to Drought in the Horn of Africa, by Mark Koenig (can be printed as a bulletin insert.)
Bread of Life – reflections on the growing tragedy across the Horn of Africa by the Office of Theology and Worship
Mogadishu, August, 2011 — people internally displaced by the severe drought seek refuge. Photos by Christoph Pueschner, DKH/ACT.
Dadaab, August 2011 – extension added to the world’s largest refugee camp to make room for those fleeing drought in Somalia.
Gallery one photos by Paul Jeffrey, ACT.
Gallery two photos by Barb Summers, ACT.
World Mission – Information on PC(USA) work and partnerships in Africa