Bishops’ Appeal approves grant for Darfur

Friday June 22nd 2007

Internally displaced people in Darfur.The Church of Ireland Bishops' Appeal has approved an emergency grant of €20,000 for relief work in Darfur.

The region of Darfur in Western Sudan has been suffering over four years of conflict leading to the displacement of over two million people. The latest research published in September 2006 in the journal Science puts the numbers of deaths at "no fewer than 200,000."

The Chairman of Bishops' Appeal, the Rt Rev Michael Mayes, said: "The emergency grant we have approved will go towards agencies currently working on the ground in Darfur. The situation there is critical and any further donations would be very welcome and will go directly to assist those in need."

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