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Food Assistance, Malakal

Food Assistance, Malakal

Food Assistance, Malakal

Region:

Africa

Region:

South Sudan

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Michael Bassano, M.M.

Fr. Bassano lives in a UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) camp near the devastated city of Malakal in northeastern South Sudan. Until early 2013 when it was destroyed in fighting between the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army) and the Nuer White Army, Malakal was South Sudan’s second largest city with a population of 150-200,000. Currently, about 30,000 IDPs (internally displaced persons) live in the UNHCR camp near Malakal where Fr. Bassano serves. Perhaps 10,000 people remain in the ruins of Malakal and the surrounding countryside.

During the last few years, Fr. Bassano has been able to offer food assistance to food-insecure people living in and around Malakal. He has done so with the assistance of the UNWFP (United Nations World Food Programme) who provide for the shipment of food, its distribution, and security during the distribution.

Today only 10,000 people remain in the ruins of Malakal and the surrounding countryside. There are about 2,000 people at the Wau Shillok Primary School, the Lul RRC compound, and Kokok World Vision compound who are in desperate need of food. Your gift will provide life sustaining food for these people.

Food Intervention

Food Intervention

Food Intervention

Region:

Africa

Region:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

In early 2019, the Kenyan government declared a national drought emergency.  Since then, the number of food insecure-people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million.  Over 250,000 children, and pregnant and nursing mothers are acutely malnourished.

Severe drought has dried up water resources in half of Kenya’s 47 counties and an estimated 3 million people lack access to clean water.  Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scarce resources, and eroded the ability of communities to cope.  Families are on the move, which poses protection risks for women and children who are becoming internally displaced persons.  More than 1.2 million children are in need of education assistance.  Kenya is experiencing multiple disease outbreaks including cholera and measles.  Approximately, 2.9 million people require lifesaving medical interventions and community-based primary health outreach.

With your support, Fr. Nadeau and local pastors will disburse food to the area people.

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joseph Fedora, M.M.

Maryknoll Father Joseph Fedora runs a feeding program in Peru’s San Pedro de Lurigancho prison for 20 ailing prisoners living with HIV/AIDS.  When prisoners on anti-retroviral drugs regain their weight, they no longer receive their medicines and become undernourished all over again.  Father Joe provides them with nutritious meals and counsels those who ask for spiritual guidance.

Through your generosity and prayers, these men will receive the nourishment they need – both physically and spiritually.

Pilot Agricultural Project

Pilot Agricultural Project

Pilot Agricultural Project

Region:

Africa

Country:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Nadeau, Lance P.

With your help, Fr. Lance can rent two to three small plots for one year for raising experimental crops in the Kakemega area and for the purchase of experimental seeds.

The plots will serve for teaching local farmers the advantages for adopting new crops for their own fields where maize and sugarcane dominate agricultural projects.

Developing a climate-smart agricultural program will help farmers to feed the growing population in the face of a changing climate on our earth.

Our hope is to improve rural communities with higher incomes and greater food security. Your generous donation will help this project will be a success in producing crops that will provide local farmers with alternatives to their usual products.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop