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    Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

By |17 April 2014|

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.

Easter for Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon

By |17 April 2014|

Caritas talks to four individuals on what it means to celebrate Holy Week away from home.

Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan

By |16 April 2014|

With relief activities beginning to wind down in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the focus is now shifting on providing longer-term recovery support to build back their lives better and reduce reliance on emergency aid.

Next stage launched to prevent spread of Ebola in Guinea

By |15 April 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal in response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea.

Help Senegal battle hunger

By |15 April 2014|

Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.

Hunger in Niger could double without action

By |14 April 2014|

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.
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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.

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