By Arnold Neliba
By April 2020, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) had estimated that 2.5 million people in informal settlements were going to be hit hard by the pandemic. Parish charity programs had began witnessing an increase in demand for humanitarian aid as more and more people lost their jobs and children were forced to stay at home.
As the pandemic continued to spread, businesses began to struggle and it became clear that more people were going to need help.The bishops launched an emergency appeal to mobilize resources through parishes, diocesan and national offices, and other church institutions including the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya (CHCK), the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), and Caritas Kenya.
“We request you to support this initiative by donating funds, food and non-food items to support and save the lives of the affected population. In-kind donations (dry food and non-food items) can be channeled through our Parishes, Diocesan and National offices and other church institutions,” read the appeal statement signed by Archbishop Philip Anyolo, Chairperson of the KCCB on April 23.
Archdiocese of Nairobi
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