AFRICA/ZAMBIA - "Nothing is too little": appeal by the Country's bishops to fight Covid and hunger

Friday, 11 September 2020

Monze (Agenzia Fides) - "Brothers and sisters, nothing is too little", declared the bishop of Monze, Mgr. Moses Hamungole in reference to the precariousness of resources that plunges the country in the grip of the Covid19 emergency.
In a note sent to Agenzia Fides, the bishops of Zambia say they are concerned about the running out of Church resources, used to cover the pandemic emergency as well. The food products and hygienic materials received so far are in fact mainly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mgr. Hamungole said that this time the Church in Zambia, for its works of charity, is challenged to collect resources within the country and urged all people of good will to come to help alleviate the suffering of the most poor society. "Everyone would have food, between now and the end of December 2020, if each of us offered even the equivalent of about 26 US cents each month in a parish across Zambia".
The bishop's thought is that as long as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate communities, the impact will not only be on health but also on the social, economic and political sectors.
According to statistics, there are 13,214 cases of contagion in Zambia to date. The active cases are 1015, 300 dead, while the people healed are 11,899. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 11/9/2020)