BEFORE THE tsunami appeal, the diocese of Bradford had
started raising funds to help the Sudanese refugees in Darfur. The initiative
came from the Mothers’ Union last August, but it was taken up by the whole
diocese, with the aim of raising £30,000, particularly for mothers and babies
in the refugee camps. During the past two or three months, they have put
together £43,500, despite also giving to the tsunami disaster appeal.
The money for Darfur is being distributed by Wilson Kamani, the relief and
development officer of the Anglican Church in Northern Sudan, who is finding
the camps he can reach, and where he can help most. It is being spent on
plastic sheets to create shelters, mosquito nets, blankets and saucepans — one
pan per family. It is very basic help towards starting something that can be
called “home” again, while other charities distribute food and water.