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Zimbabwe crisis: charity offers resources for church and clergy

The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has affected more than 16,000 people and has killed close to 800. These numbers are increasing by the day.

It was triggered in part by the breakdown in the country’s infrastructure and healthcare system as well a chronic shortage of clean water.

Bishop Levee Kadenge, national convenor of the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, says the outbreak in Zimbabwe has crippled the nation. The bishop says his country is ‘under siege and full of distress.’

Bishop Kadenge stresses the churches have an important role in sending messages of hope and steadfastness to people across the country.

The Zimbabwe Christian Alliance is supported by Christian Aid, which has compiled a resource and information base for clergy wanting to include Zimbabwe in their sermons and their prayers.

The contents include :
- A prayer for use in Sunday service
- A sermon to include the Zimbabwe crisis
- A call and response prayer for intercessions
- Prayer support messages to local charities working in Zimbabwe

The pack is easily available on the Christian Aid website with the link: www.christianaid.org.uk/zimbabwe

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For more press information, contact Gillian Sandford on 07912 407692 on gsandford@christian-aid.org

Notes to Editors:

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in more than 50 countries. We act where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, helping people build the life they deserve.