Caritas has launched an appeal for funds in Niger where over 4 million people are going hungry because of food shortages. It aims to raise 3 million euro (US$4.2 million) so the people of Niger will have food.
There are four million people who are desperately hungry in Niger now after poor rains which affected the harvest. If we don’t do anything, that will double to seven million within two months. That’s half the population of the entire country.
An interview with Carsterns Mulume, National Director of CADECOM, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Caritas Malawi) on how a childhood poverty inspired him to campaign for an end to hunger in his country.
Namibia is currently facing its worst drought in 30 years. Almost half of the 2.2 million population has been suffering from hunger. Sr Aida has been spending a lot of time on the road trying organise the Caritas response.
Conflict has gripped the Central African Republic for over a year. In recent months Muslims have been particulalrly targeted. The Caritas supported Inter-faith platform travels to Bangassou, where Christian and Muslim are still co-existing.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced from their homes in the central African Republic. The Catholic Church is often habouring them and organising their evacuation to saftey like in the town of Berberati.
Caritas Internationalis is launching a huge recovery effort in the Central African Republic after months of turmoil have left the country devastated. Caritas has launched an appeal to provide food, shelter, education and healthcare to those in need inside the country.