THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS
As the world focuses on the crisis in Ukraine, and works out the most effective way to take action in the midst of war …
… here at ALWS we also see victims of other wars, who are now in danger of being forgotten by the world.
Children and families are suffering exactly the same agony as you see on your TV screen as happening in Ukraine.
Bombs dropping. Children bleeding. Families fleeing.
1.2 million people have been displaced by the war in northern Ethiopia, in Tigray.
One of the LWF team you support returned from the front line, and reported meeting a mother so starved, she could not produce breast milk for her baby.
ALWS has decided to immediately increase
by $50,000 your emergency aid to these victims of war.
You can see how precious your help is when you hear another story your LWF colleague shared.
She met a young couple so grateful for the support from ‘the Lutheran’, that they nick-named their new baby born in the heart of war as ‘Luther’.
AFGHANISTAN & MYANMAR
ALWS has also recommitted your support for the girls and women of Afghanistan under threat from the Taliban.
You help those who have made it to safety in Pakistan, and those still in such great danger inside Afghanistan.
Through ALWS, you also work inside Myanmar, despite the challenges posed after the military coup one year ago.
Your emergency aid is being carried into the jungle by local church members … along tracks only locals know … in small quantities to spread the risk of loss should the military intercept them.
You also provide school inside Temporary Learning Spaces for Rohingya children forced to live in Displaced Persons Camps.
School is one of the most effective ways to help children recover from the trauma of war – they have a routine, they learn new things, they make friends, they have fun!
You can see the impact here at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Your ALWS work in these war zones, and for children who have found safety at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, is operating effectively and efficiently, bringing healing and hope.
You can take confidence from this for what you can do for victims of the crisis in Ukraine too.