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Lent Appeal 2023: Mozambique Conflict Trauma Support

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Healing the memories

This year, the Diocese of London are partnering with MANNA (Mozambique Angola Anglican Association) to raise money to train leaders in Mozambique who can provide pastoral care and support for those with trauma.

What has been happening?

Since 2017, over a million people living in northern Mozambique have been displaced by a violent insurgency and 4,000 have been killed. This is a population now who are deeply traumatised. Many professionals have said that their need for trauma counselling and support is as great as their need for food, but agencies and organisations do not have funds for this.

The Anglican Diocese of Nampula has been working with internally displaced people (IDP’s) for the last couple of years supporting them with food, education and training via their community development work. So many of the IDP’s they work with have experienced great trauma from horrific actions they have seen; family members killed, fleeing in atrocious conditions.
The church there has a vision to widen their community development work and create a trauma support project for IDP’s which begins to ‘Curar as Memórias’… ‘Heal the memories’.

For more information on the conflict in Cabo Delgado please visit the MSF website.

Donate to the Appeal

This year we are asking any churches or individuals who wish to donate to the appeal to do so via Stewardship. This reduces the administrative burden and ensures that the maximum amount of funds will reach our partner charities. You can donate directly to the appeal by clicking on the button below.

If your church needs to donate by bank transfer, details are in the section below –  ‘resources for churches’. 

Resources for churches


Lent Appeal 2023 PowerPoint.pptxDownload

Click the image or text link below to view and download the poster, either to print off and display or to circulate digitally.

Click here to view and download the PDF poster


Text for a magazine or pew sheet.docxDownload

Individuals and churches can donate directly to the appeal through our Stewardship donation page. 

If your church needs to donate by bank transfer, the details are:

Sort Code: 20-06-05
Account Number: 00107123
Account Name: London Diocesan Fund
Ref: RF63 Lent 2023

Short films to share

Trigger warning: Please note, some viewers may find the content of the below videos disturbing. The stories told by Veronica and Amelia include images of violence.

  • If you need immediate help, you can text the word ‘Neighbour’ to 85258. It is a free, 24/7, confidential and anonymous mental health text support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
  • The Samaritans also have a free phone helpline at 116 123 or you can visit the Samaritans website.

Longer films: 

Trigger warning: Please note, the films contain descriptions of violence which some viewers may find disturbing 

Churches can view and download all the films from Vimeo

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