CONDEMNING RACIST XENOPHOBIC DISCRIMINATION OF AFRICANS IN CHINA

CONDEMNING RACIST XENOPHOBIC DISCRIMINATION OF AFRICANS IN CHINA
 
We detest, and are utterly appalled, by reported racist xenophobic attacks directed to Africans and people of African descent residing in China. We have heard and seen images of African residents in Guangzhou, evicted from the residences and hotels they were renting, and harassed by police on the streets, in the pretext of controlling the spread of COVID-19.
 
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) with its 198 member churches and Christian Councils in 42 African countries, condemn in the strongest terms, the singling out and unjust targeting of people from Africa, a continent so far least affected by the disease. We find it ironic and incomprehensible, the logic behind the vilification and discrimination as well as despicable inhumane stigmatization and treatment of Africans due to this pandemic, while this disease was first diagnosed in China.