Middle East & North Africa

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

The statistics are sadly familiar. War in Syria has caused a mass exodus from the country of nearly 5 million people. Other wars and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are adding to this global humanitarian emergency. While sea crossings into Europe are down from their peak of 1.2 million in 2015, they ...

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Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

East Africa faces a massive humanitarian crisis. It threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Severe drought and violent conflict fuel food insecurity. Caritas is striving to respond to enormous challenges across the region. Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan are suffering from severe drought. Areas such as central and southern Somalia ...

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Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

Somaliland is little known to most people. It is a self-declared republic, independent of Somalia, but recognised by no other state, including Somalia. It seems the people of Somaliland are suffering in obscurity. A few aid agencies are present, but not nearly enough to make a real difference. There are already reports that people are ...

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Cholera and hunger threaten Somalia

Cholera and hunger threaten Somalia

“I was on my knees fixing IV drips to people’s arms as they lay on the ground,” said Abdi Tari Ali, who works for Caritas organisation Trócaire in Somalia. “I have treated cholera before, but I have never seen anything like this in terms of volume of sick people and lack of facilities.” Abdi Tari ...

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Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis. Welcome child migrants into our homes, our communities and our nations. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn ...

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