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Refugees in Burkina help save ecology

Refugees in Burkina help save ecology

The refugees are arriving in semi-desert areas of neighbouring countries, where populations already struggle to cope with lack of food and resources. This wave of people puts huge pressure on the local environment driven by the increased demand for firewood and pasture for livestock.

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Church in Mali urges international help as crisis unfolds

Church in Mali urges international help as crisis unfolds

The president of Caritas Mali, Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, has asked for a humanitarian corridor to be opened in his war-torn country. He also appealed to the global Caritas network and the international community to help those affected by the conflict currently being fought. French and African troops are trying to prevent Islamic rebels ...

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Innocents caught in Mali’s conflict

Innocents caught in Mali’s conflict

Helen Blakesley visited Mali in November 2012 for CRS (Catholic Relief Services is a Caritas member). By Helen Blakesley Mali, a country nestled in the middle of West Africa, has become a nation divided in two. Ever since a military coup destabilized the political landscape in March 2012, various rebel groups have occupied (and are ...

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The food crisis in Sahel: how do we prevent the next one?

The food crisis in Sahel: how do we prevent the next one?

By Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, Head of Caritas Internationalis Delegation to the UN in Geneva On 02 July 2012, Floriana Polito and I had the pleasure of convening some influential figures in the fight against hunger and poverty. Caritas Internationalis, together with Oxfam, held an important side event focused on human rights in the ...

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