Sub-Saharan Africa is facing its worst drought in decades, prompting the United States to donate $127 million in aid for the hardest-hit countries. The drought is also a health crisis, officials say, as one-third of the world’s HIV-infection population lives in the region and require food to adhere to antiretroviral treatment. Click here for the story.
How Cross International is making an impact
Cross International has teamed up with local humanitarian aid partners in developing nations, so we can empower ministries around the world to provide desperately needed food where it is needed most.
In Zambia, a Cross-supported project run by the Anglican Diocese of Northern Zambia distributes food to people with HIV/AIDS, giving them the strength to adhere to antiretroviral treatments and resume daily life activities. Our mission partners also rely on donations to Cross’s General Shipping Fund, which sends pallets of food, nutritional supplements and other supplies to alleviate the suffering of the poorest of the poor. Donated goods account for a large portion of the material aid Cross International provides. By obtaining these gifts, we are able to supply many more goods than our partners could ever purchase locally at the same cost.