Bishop Nestor Azagbya Nongo of Bossangoa and three diocesan priests were kidnapped on 16 April in Batangafo in the Central African Republic by former-Seleka rebels. They were freed by African peacekeepers as they were being taken to Chad.
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.