Latter-day Saint Charities Updates

LDS Charities Partners with Global Relief Organizations to Provide Famine Relief in Africa and the Middle East

LDS Charities is honored to partner with 11 key NGOs and faith-based organizations to respond to the famine crisis in Africa and the Middle East. Hundreds of men, women, and children are dying every day and millions more are suffering because of prolonged drought, civil conflict, disease, and other challenges.

“With 20 million people on the brink of starvation and 5.7 million children dangerously malnourished in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Northeastern Nigeria, it’s more important than ever for the international community to take action to prevent people from dying,” said David Beasley, executive director of World Food Programme.

Partners include CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Convoy of Hope, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief USA, Rahma Relief Foundation, Real Medicine Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF USA, USA for UNHCR, and World Food Programme.

With the help of these partners, LDS Charities will support 25 projects in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Niger, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The projects range from providing food, shelter and clean water to medical care and malnutrition treatment. These efforts will benefit more than 1,100,100 people for up to one year. Several weatherization projects are also in the works.

Read our emergency response update to see a full breakdown of each project.