• Bishop Laurent Lompo and Raymond Yoro of Caritas Niger. Credit: Caritas
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    Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

By |14 April 2014|

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.

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

By |9 April 2014|

Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.

Lifeline to Sudan’s beseiged Nuba Mountains

By |8 April 2014|

Caritas supports a hospital in the isolated and cut-off Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Conflict has left the region facing a food emergency with one in five households affected.

Malian refugees in Burkina Faso get solar cookers

By |7 April 2014|

Caritas has been helping Malian refugees in Burkina Faso make the most of the region’s scorching heat by providing solar cookers.

One million in 100 days flee homes in South Sudan

By |4 April 2014|

About 3.7 million people, close to one-third of the total population, are already at severe risk of starvation in South Sudan. If aid doesn't reach them by the end of May it maybe too late.

Earthquake in Chile

By |3 April 2014|

Caritas in Chile has set up an emergency committee. It is in contact with dioceses to assess the damage and needs.

Working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas staff are part of efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea in West Africa, where they're distributing soap and broadcasting public health messages.

Caritas sister hits the road to fight hunger in Namibia

By |28 March 2014|

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.

A short walk to freedom in Central African Republic

By |27 March 2014|

Over 41,000 people once sought sanctuary in the cathedral in Bossangoa from the conflict. Now they can return to their homes in safety. The fear has gone, but now the community must rebuild.

Central African Republic needs tools, shelter and medicine

By |26 March 2014|

People in the Central African Republic need tools, seeds, medicine, shelter and help getting their children back into school as they look to rebuild their lives after months of conflict.

Oasis of tolerance in Central African Republic

By |25 March 2014|

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.

Church protecting Muslims in Central African Republic

By |24 March 2014|

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.

Peacebuilding in Central African Republic

By |21 March 2014|

Caritas is working with Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Central African Republic to bring communities together that have been ripped apart by conflict.
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    Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

By |20 March 2014|

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.

Severe drought in Pakistan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal to help families in the desert region of Tharparkar in Pakistan. They are facing a food crisis brought about by severe drought.

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