Why East Africa needs you : a lunch-talk with Dc Tesfa Mahari.

Thank you to Streatham and Clapham United Nations Association who organised a simple lunch on Saturday, 29th April 1.00pm to find out why East Africa needs your help.

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A woman from South Sudan collecting wild leaves to eat. Photo by David Mutua

The event was held at the English Martyrs Church lower hall (2 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, SW16 6NN) to understand why East Africa needs us . Guests were invited to share a simple bread and cheese lunch, with a lecture that talks about the East African Famine.

The talk’s principal lecturer was Dr. Tesfa Mehari, from the International Business and Economics Department of the University of Greenwich. She discussed the causes, immediate needs and longer term solutions for the East African crisis.


Food distributions in South Sudan; Photos taken by David Mutua

This event aimed to raise funds and awareness for these communities suffering severely of hunger caused by long periods of drought. The proceeds from this event will be split between UNICEF and CAFOD. More information available here.

Our thanks goes out to Sarah and her United Nations Association group who organised this.


CAFOD Lent Lecture 2012

This Lent’s Lecture is a reflection by Donal Dorr: Missionary, theologian, author and campaigner.  

The  theme is:  ‘Today’s Challenge: the option for the poor and for the earth’


Friday 30th March 2012

6pm Reception

7pm Lecture commences


Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, London SE1 7HY

To reserve a place email jbarrett@cafod.org.uk or telephone 020 7095 5318 giving your full name and postal address.


Photo credit:  Annie Bungeroth