Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
Thousands of children are recruited as a result of financial poverty, kidnappings, extorsion and armed conflicts, says World Vision.
Around 4,000 left Honduras to find a better life in Mexico and the US. World Vision calls for “a joint action between churches, civil society, companies and authorities to provide humanitarian aid”.
The death toll has risen to more than 2000. 86 church buildings in Palu have been established as aid centres. Pastors ask believers “to pray for strength for their communities to endure in the midst of trauma”.
Around 480,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. World Vision has warned against the horrible living conditions in refugee camps and the huge lack of resources.
Organisations asked to give financially and pray that “no effort is duplicated.” Teams are arriving in the region to meet urgent needs.
February 6th, International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. World Vision says “Education is the key”. Read the interview.