Dozens of bishops from drought-ravaged east Africa have appealed to the UK government to urgently get more funding to those in need, warning that Britain’s rapid response to the Ukraine crisis must not come at the expense of lives elsewhere.
As the worst drought for four decades tightens its grip on Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, with millions facing acute hunger, the group of 44 Anglican bishops criticized the international community for not paying attention to early warnings or backing up rhetoric with sufficient funds.
“This must change,” write the faith leaders in an open letter seen by the Guardian. “Every day, more lives are lost, and more are at risk.”
The group, which includes Justin Badi Arama, archbishop of South Sudan, said that while “another famine is on the horizon”, it is not inevitable.
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