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Help is urgently needed in Ukraine.  

The brutal aggression and large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia has seen over 10 million people become refugees or displaced within Ukraine. There have been more than 3,000 civilian casualties. Unfortunately, these numbers continue to grow.

The armed violence is causing widespread human suffering, displacement, civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure.

During this turbulent time, there is an urgent need for:

  • emergency food
  • water
  • safe accommodation
  • hygiene kits
  • transport
  • child support services.
SCIAF is a member of Caritas Internationalis, the global network of Catholic Relief agencies, which is leading a global response to the conflict

DONATE TO SCIAF:  Help is urgently needed in Ukraine. 

WEE Donate to 2024 BOX Appeal

Jeanette, 23, Rwanda

Since I started receiving support, through listening and counselling my wounds have been healed."
In April 1994, 100 days of mass genocide began in Rwanda. Up to one million people are thought to have died in the violence, including an estimated 500,000 women and children who brutally lost their lives. Thirty years on and Rwanda and its people are still recovering from the genocide that ripped their country apart and the deep trauma and ongoing sexual violence it left behind.

In the years since the genocide ended, violence has become so normalised that almost half of women aged 15 to 49 in Rwanda have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Violence against women is preventable.

This Lent, please give generously and use your WEE BOX to make a BIG CHANGE.

With your donations, we’re working to provide essential support to survivors, like Jeanette, and helping to stop sexual violence. We’re providing medical care, trauma counselling and skills training so survivors can recover, support themselves and rebuild their lives. We’re working to change attitudes, so women and girls are safe, respected and valued while also developing networks of community leaders who speak
out against violence and demand gender equality.

Please reach out in loving kindness this Lent and keep Jeanette and all those whom SCIAF supports around the world in your prayers.

Advent 2023 Fundraising
This year the Parish, through various means, raised enough to purchase real gifts Water for a Village £1200 and a Wondrous Well £300.

SCIAF … Make your gifts matter

Real gifts are ideal gifts for all especially those who don’t really need anything. There are lots to choose from and they can be bought for as little as £6

Anne-Marie Douglas 0131 445 4337

SCIAF volunteering role(PDF)