August 16, 2017

Caritas on Venezuela

By |16 August 2017|

Caritas is concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the severe impact it is having on thousands of men, women and children and their ability to survive.

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.

Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

By |19 June 2017|

Cholera has been contained but Somalia is still facing a worsening humanitarian crisis with 6.7 million people in need of urgent assistance as severe drought sweeps across East Africa.

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.

Surviving Syria

By |7 June 2017|

Caritas meets families surviving against the odds inside Syria’s brutal civil war.

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 16, 2017

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    Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

By |16 May 2017|

Child malnutrition in parts of Venezuela is now at the level of a humanitarian crisis in some areas, warns a new report from the local Caritas agency.

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.