AIDS and drought destroying country - Church
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SWAZILAND: AIDS and drought destroying country - Church

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JOHANNESBURG, 5 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Anglican Church in Swaziland has described the country's combined crisis of HIV/AIDS and drought as a "tragedy beyond comprehension".

Afrol News reported that the church alleged it had become the only hope for many, as the Swazi government remained inactive.

Veronica Maziya, a representative of the Swaziland diocese of the Anglican Church, said some 20,000 of the country's people succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses every year.

"The situation is a disaster for Swaziland. HIV has destroyed our youth and the future. We have been left with an orphaned country, and face a tragedy beyond comprehension," Maziya was quoted as saying.



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