The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal is partnering with Christian Aid and Tearfund to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Already one of the world’s poorest nations, it has been devastated by civil war, leaving 7,000 dead, 35,000 injured and millions without food and shelter.
Bishops’ Appeal Chairman, the Rt Revd Patrick Rooke, has called upon congregations across Ireland to respond to this crisis by supporting the efforts of these charities. He stated: ‘There has been conflict in Yemen for nearly two years and it has left three-quarters of the population without access to clean water, food and healthcare. Seven million people do not know where their next meal will come from. Flooding and landslides that have happened since July have caused many to lose their homes. At this time of year, there are many worthy causes to give to. Would you consider giving to this crisis appeal? The situation in Yemen is critical and we would ask the Church to respond in prayer and generosity. Please consider holding a collection, or giving individually, as you also pray for peace and relief for the people who are in desperate need of assistance.’
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal for Yemen. The DEC works through 13 charities, including Christian Aid and Tearfund, to respond to emergencies. You can give to the appeal through Christian Aid or Tearfund at the following links: www.christianaid.ie/emergencies/current/yemen-crisis-2016 andwww.tearfund.org/yemen