Rome (NEV / CS21), April 16, 2019 – The Council of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) has launched a subscription for the populations affected in March by the cyclone IDAI in three African countries: Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
“It is an unprecedented disaster, due to climate changes happening on the planet, which caused hundreds of victims, destroyed flocks, houses, schools, rural clinics. The cyclone also caused a terrible water emergency and is now hitting the survivors with diseases due to the wells polluted water”, said FCEI president, pastor Luca Maria Negro.
The funds raised through the Federation will be allocated to relief and reconstruction programs in the three affected countries: “We plan to allocate the sums collected to international church relief organizations such as the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance) or directly to local churches, as in the case of the Zimbabwean Baptist Church that has for many years maintained a direct and fruitful relationship of collaboration with the Christian Evangelical Baptist Union in Italy (UCEBI)”, the president concluded.
The ACT Alliance is a coalition of 151 churches and religious organizations in over 125 countries, associated with the Ecumenical Council of Churches (CEC) and the World Lutheran Federation (FLM).
Contributions can be sent to the bank account of the
Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy – Via Firenze 38, 00184 Rome
Banca Unicredit – Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 70, 00185 Rome
IBAN: IT 26 X 02008 05203 000104203419
BIC: Bic / swift: UNCRITMM
Reason: IDAI Cyclone