African Drought Relief
Since 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered an extended drought. At its height, the disaster affected almost 40 countries and impacted close to 40 million people. Now, 29 million still struggle with insecure food sources. Countries like South Sudan have officially declared famine.
Through partners on the ground and through a partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, BGR has offered relief in as many areas as possible. Global Hunger Relief funds have provided lifeline foods, as well as seeds for planting in places where signs indicate the end of drought conditions.
BGR has currently appropriated more than $891,000 for 13 projects in nine countries. So far, more than 53,000 have received food and more than 7,000 have received seed. We have not been able to address every need. However, we have focused our response in areas with tremendous need, trusted on-the-ground partners and opportunities for impacting people with Christ’s love.
Not long ago, this woman walked an hour to tell her friends at church about the new crops in her field.