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The Latter-Day Saints Charities has partnered with Real Medicine Foundation to provide famine relief in Africa and the Middle East.
“Mormons are providing an additional $11 million in assistance for victims of famine in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East. The humanitarian effort was recently approved by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide assistance to troubled parts of the world experiencing drought, civil conflict, disease and other challenges.
LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, is partnering with 11 global relief organizations to support 25 projects in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Niger, Kenya, Uganda and DR Congo.”
“LDS Charities partners with the Real Medicine Foundation on relief projects in eight countries, including South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda, where thousands arrive daily at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement.”
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with LDS Charities,” said Dr. Martina Fuchs, a pediatrician and founder of Real Medicine Foundation, who praised the organization and Church for its “high level [of] integrity.” Efforts are made in Bidi Bidi to put the children back in school and to provide the refugees with medical care. “We will implement all of the health care at Bidi Bidi in the course of this year, and we are already planning 30 health care centers and hospitals,” said Fuchs. Real Medicine Foundation hires and empowers nationals in the countries where they serve because they are familiar with the needs of the community. “This is absolutely supported by LDS Charities, and that is why it’s so fantastic,” Fuchs explained.
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