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Rosamond's editorial

I am writing this while on a visit to Myanmar (formerly Burma) with my colleague, Karol Balfe, the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev. Bill Mullally and his wife, Val.

We have been so impressed with how our local partner organisations are working to improve the livelihoods of marginalised communities in Myanmar, as well as providing aid and advocating for the rights of internally displaced people and refugees. 

Today, more than 65 million people have been displaced around the world due to conflict and violence.

The media continues to carry stories of thousands of refugees risking perilous journeys to flee their homes and countries due to ongoing conflict.

Many, including children, have lost their lives along the way. Christian Aid and our partners continue to provide support to communities affected by conflict and violence.

Our 2016 Christmas appeal, ‘Light The Way’, will make it possible for Christian Aid to continue helping families who have been forced from their homes by the darkness of violence and fear to find safety and a welcoming refuge.

Please continue to keep the work of our staff and partners in Haiti in your prayers. The destructive power of Hurricane Matthew and subsequent flooding has brought further devastation to many vulnerable communities still rebuilding their homes and livelihoods after the 2010 earthquake.

Thank you for your support throughout the year.

Thank you for giving your time, your money and your prayers. We simply would not be able to continue our work without your support.

Can I recommend our 2016 Present Aid online store? Please do take a look at the gift selection and see what a difference you can make by choosing to shop with Present Aid this Christmas.

We wish you all a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Rosamond Bennett
CEO, Christian Aid Ireland

 

 

 

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Rosamond Bennett

Rosamond Bennett is Christian Aid Ireland's Chief Executive Officer

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