Around 6,000 hungry and malnourished Christians in drought-prone Namibia, the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, were overjoyed to receive 20 tonnes of food and other aid.
The desperately needed supplies were donated by fellow-Christians in the UK and shipped to the Kunene region of north-western Namibia by Barnabas Aid’s food.gives programme.
“The Lord’s ravens have brought them food! To God be the glory!” exclaimed one Namibian Christian, comparing the arrival of the food to God’s miraculous provision of bread and meat for Elijah in a time of drought (1 Kings 17:4).
Barnabas Aid’s Namibian project partner gave thanks for the delivery, saying, “God is faithful and He will provide for his children in need for those who trust in Him!”
Each food.gives box contained 6 kg of rice, 2 kg of chickpeas, 2 kg of green lentils, 1.5 kg of salt and half a kilogram of bath soap.
Namibia is particularly prone to drought and, in turn, failed maize and vegetable harvests. A humanitarian report in 2022 estimated that 750,000 people in Namibia are food insecure – a huge proportion of the country’s population of 2.5 million – and this situation is similar to many countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Project reference: PR1555 (food.gives)