AID is urgently needed in famine-struck Mara in North Tanzania, East Africa.
"People are dying of starvation," said Archdeacon of Pontefract Jonathan Greener, who visited the country recently.
Mara, which has had no rain since last May and is now set to miss a second crop harvest, is twinned with the Diocese of Wakefield.
The relationship between the two dioceses dates back 18 years.
"People in Mara live modestly, only growing enough food to live, so now two crops have failed, they simply cannot survive," said the Archdeacon.
"Rain has finally arrived thankfully, but we need to help individual families stay alive until the next harvest.
"It costs just £50 to keep a family of six or seven alive for three months."
Churches have already raised £15,000, but are appealing for more.
Cheques can be made payable to Wakefield DBS and posted with a note detailing what it is for to Church House, 1 South Parade, Wakefield, WF11LP.