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East Africa Benefit Concert with Nathan Jess

Granshaw Presbyterian Church

As many of you will already be aware, over 16 million people throughout East Africa are in a critical life-threatening situation as they face what the UN is calling “The worst humanitarian crisis since 1945”.

Today Uganda finds itself at the centre of a catastrophic refugee crisis where Bidibidi is now the largest refugee camp in the world. Over 800,000 refugees have fled South Sudan into Uganda and over 270,000 are in Bidibidi camp alone. They are leaving behind deserted towns and villages, as conflict and famine continue to plague the world’s newest country. More than 2,000 refugees arrive each day into Uganda.

We are already working with our partners to provide safe drinking water in Bidibidi for tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees. In Impevi and Lamwo camps our partner, the Diocese of Northern Uganda, is providing safe water, emergency supplies like jerry cans, saucepans and blankets as well as providing trauma counselling for those who have lost everything. We can only do this with your support.

We would love it if you could join us on Thursday 4th May at Granshaw Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm for an evening of worship and reflection with Nathan Jess and Band as we seek to provide safe, clean water for vulnerable and marginalised refugees in Uganda.

Suggested donation £5 per adult and £3 for children.

East Africa Emergency Appeal