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March E-news: Responding to hunger in Southeast Africa, World Water Day
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Help us Respond to Hunger in Southeast Africa
Almost five million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. Civil unrest in South Sudan has displaced many small-scale farmers who now struggle to feed their families.
 
In other parts of Africa, El Niño related weather events persist, prolonging drought conditions and leaving millions more in urgent need of food assistance.
 
PWS&D is responding with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to address the immediate food needs of vulnerable individuals and families in Malawi and Ethiopia.  In South Sudan, PWS&D will address those affected by severe food insecurity, while also working to build resilience among rural families to help restore food security in the midst of this crisis.

Learn more about our response and ways to lend your support.
 
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World Water Day is March 22
Water and sanitation are at the core of sustainable development, and yet 663 million people worldwide are without an improved drinking water source. On World Water Day, we pray for access to fresh, clean water for all.
With your support for PWS&D’s water, sanitation and hygiene program, 10 villages in northern Malawi experienced better access to safe, clean water and sanitation, with latrines installed at two schools and community members trained to manage eight new boreholes. Rainwater-harvesting tanks were established at Gambaga Camp in Ghana last year, delivering clean drinking water to the women and children living there. Make a gift to support clean water today!
Update: PWS&D Supports Recovery in Fort McMurray
Presbyterians responded with great generosity and contributed over $280,000 to relief efforts in the wake of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires. Learn how your support is helping fill critical rehabilitation needs.
Clean Schools Build Bright Futures in Afghanistan
Amina is excited to go to school now that she can sit on new plastic mats as she learns her lessons, instead of the hard floor. She is one of 4,500 students benefiting from a PWS&D project that is improving access to schools and the quality of education for girls in order to help them build more secure futures. Read Amina’s story.
Event News: Common Vision – Singing to End Hunger
Common Vision—an initiative of Canadian Foodgrains Bank—is a do-it-yourself concert for communities to encourage action to end global hunger. Funds raised will help provide food aid for people in crisis.
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