LDS Charities is partnering with 11 global relief organizations in a humanitarian effort recently approved by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The humanitarian effort will support 25 projects in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Niger, Kenya, Uganda and DR Congo.
The $11 million donation will benefit more than 1.1 million people for up to a year.
Partners in the humanitarian effort include several nongovernmental and faith-based organizations.
An estimated 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northeastern Nigeria and Yemen suffer from famine as a result of drought and civil conflict. Another 10 million people are also in crisis when it comes to feeding their families.
Since 1985, LDS Charities has provided nearly $2 billion in assistance to 189 countries and their inhabitants.
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