National Church collection will take place on 22/23 July in all dioceses in aid of 25million people facing hunger crisis in east-Africa: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.
The two most severely affected areas of Kenya are Kitui (east of Nairobi) and Turkana (north-east Kenya bordering Somalia). The first Bishop of Kitui was Bishop William Dunne of Delvin and the first Bishop of Lodwar (Turkana) was Bishop John Mahon of Killeigh-Tullamore. Kiltegan priests ministered in both dioceses. Irish Loreto Sisters are present in South Sudan.