|Published on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:44|
Afghanistan remains one of the deadliest conflicts in the world for civilians – particularly for women and children. Children are vulnerable to being recruited to fight. Ask for God’s protection over them. Pray for the successful progress of the peace talks, which resume soon – that they will lead to prolonged peace, so communities can begin to recover and rebuild.
It is estimated that 5.9 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food assistance from July to December. The lack of rainfall, combined with locust infestations have devastated crops, and lockdown restrictions have left many unable to work. Pray for provision, and for the work Tearfund is doing to assist vulnerable communities, which includes delivering food packages to those in need.
There has been an increase in deadly attacks in the last few months on communities where Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso share their borders. Families have been left with no choice but to flee their homes to escape the violence. They are now without shelter, food and water, and are vulnerable to coronavirus. Pray for their safety and protection. And pray for peace.