Saturday, June 11, 2011

CALL OUT for Help in Ivory Coast–Churches are overwhelmed with War refugees and need assistance

The media is largely ignoring the plight of the one million people displaced by civil war in the Ivory Coast. Nearly 500 people have been killed in Abidjan.

The Abidjan Church of Christ is housing hundreds of disciples and friends at their church building who are in great need of food and shelter.

Ivory Coast A Nation In Crisis

Over-shadowed by the threat of nuclear radiation in Japan and Libya’s crisis, the fighting in the Ivory Coast has displaced close to a million people. UNHCR reported that up to 462 people have been killed in the city of Abidjan.

Ivory Coast Disaster Update
In a meeting with John Ging, Director of the Coordination and Response (UN OCHA), HOPE worldwide’s International Disaster Response Coordinator, Charles Ham, reported that there is a strong sense that this disaster is being overlooked by the media.

HOPE worldwide is working hard in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Togo to provide food, shelter, and basic needs for thousands displaced in those countries. Working with local churches and partners, the families are receiving help and counseling as they face many challenges.

HOPE worldwide is estimating we need to raise an additional $200,000. Please share the ICOC Hot News video and

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