The people living in two vastly different regions of the world are in need assistance – Unitarians in Burundi are protesting the attempt at a third term of the current president. Rev. Ndagijimana Fulgence, Minister of the Unitarian Church of Burundi, writes that people living in parts of Burundi are fleeing their homes for fear of being attacked. To date, both civilians and police have been killed, hundreds arrested, and dozens are wounded.
The Unitarian Church in Burundi is arranging safe temporary shelter with food, water and medicines. To contribute to this effort, please donate directly to the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists here.
USC Canada works with small farmers in Nepal, where the devastating earthquake on April 25 has resulted in over 6,000 deaths with many thousands more injured. Kate Green, Asia Program Manager with USC Canada, has been receiving updates. Rasuwa, where USC Canada has worked for many years, has reported that over 500 have died, and more than 80% of homes have been destroyed. To help with USC Canada‘s efforts in the area, please donate directly on the USC website here.
Child Haven International, founded by Fred and Bonnie Cappucino, has a home in Nepal. All children and staff are safe, but the school and home buildings have sustained damage. Child Haven is coordinating donations for those most in need – donate now here.