The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal Committee has issued a statement expressing its growing concern at the ‘tragic news emerging out of Libya in the wake of terrible flooding in the past few days.’
The committee says it is monitoring as best it can ‘the dreadful situation that is emerging.’
“As the number of dead and missing continues to grow, and as the need for emergency aid becomes more obvious, the Bishops’ Appeal Committee is exploring the best way to channel support via trusted partners working on the ground,” the statement reads.
“Clergy and parishioners are urged to include the people of Libya and those working to bring aid and support to them in both our personal and corporate prayers this Sunday.”
The Committee will be meeting on Monday September 18, and will issue a full statement in the coming days.