June 22, 2017

Overcoming drought in Kenya

By |22 June 2017|

Thanks to Catholic Relief Services and the the Diocese of Lodwar, boreholes in Turkana have been repaired and small scale farmers given support to utilise local water.

Pope Francis donates to Caritas for South Sudan

By |21 June 2017|

Pope Francis will supportCaritas for its work in South Sudan on providing tools and seeds for hungry people as they face extreme hunger.

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

By |19 June 2017|

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation at a meeting on in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support across Africa, with a focus on paediatric HIV.
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    Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

By |13 June 2017|

Caritas Internationalis is joining hands with UNAIDS, PEPFAR and Caritas Nigeria in supporting a regional consultation on the theme "Early Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV-positive Children: Strengthening Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations".

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

By |8 June 2017|

Caritas is currently funding 140 aid projects aimed at providing assistance for more than 4.3 million people in need. Around two thirds of Caritas programmes focus on food security and livelihoods.

Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Lake Chad

By |6 June 2017|

People forced from their homes by Boko Haram flee to Chad to live in communities already struggling with poverty.

Caritas Nigeria worker escapes Boko Haram

By |5 June 2017|

Caritas Nigeria staff member Samuel Akorokpor was attacked in Borno on 31 May by Boko Haram fighters.

Church provides aid as starvation grips South Sudan

By |2 June 2017|

After decades of war, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. However, renewed conflict since mid-2016 has created a catastrophe of biblical proportions.
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    Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By |1 June 2017|

Violence between insurgents and regular armed forces, at least 400 deaths and more than one million people displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 4, 2017

Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

By |4 May 2017|

Half the population of Somaliland, 2 million people, is struggling to survive hunger that has swept across Somalia. More than half the country are going hungry. Some 185,000 children could die of starvation.

April 28, 2017

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

By |24 April 2017|

Since May 2015, Caritas has been helping the most vulnerable. They number more than 7,000 people, including the sick, the mentally and physically disabled, single mothers, women alone, nursing women, children, the elderly and refugees who have been traumatised. No way can they be abandoned!
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    Millions face hunger due to conflict in Africa’s Chad Basin

Millions face hunger due to conflict in Africa’s Chad Basin

By |24 April 2017|

Millions of people have been displaced by Boko Haram fighters in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad and one in every two families is now in need of life-saving assistance.

March 21, 2017

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    “South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

“South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

By |21 March 2017|

As the humanitarian crisis worsens in South Sudan, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, has warned the country is in a state of collapse with millions of people facing mass starvation.
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    “Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

“Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

By |17 March 2017|

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, will be in Rome from 21 March for a meeting of South Sudan experts to discuss the worsening crisis in his country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war.