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Caritas members working together on Mali crisis

Caritas members working together on Mali crisis

Caritas is launching a wide-ranging response covering four countries to help those affected by the recent conflict in Mali which has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. A 3,055,134 euro (US$4 million) programme will strengthen Caritas organisations in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal so they can help the hundreds of thousands ...

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Creative solutions to helping Malian refugees in Niger

Creative solutions to helping Malian refugees in Niger

CADEV, Caritas Niger is working in four camps helping 18,000 Malian refugees. They fled there after rebels seized the north of Mali last year, triggering a flow of refugees in Africa’s Sahel region. Caritas Niger is registering an increase of refuges since the French military intervention in January.

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Q and A on Mali conflict

Q and A on Mali conflict

The president of Caritas Mali, Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, has asked for a humanitarian corridor to be opened to help those who have found themselves cut off by the conflict. Caritas is helping families in Mali cover their basic needs by providing food, shelter and help with healthcare and school fees.

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Refugees in Burkina help save ecology

Refugees in Burkina help save ecology

The refugees are arriving in semi-desert areas of neighbouring countries, where populations already struggle to cope with lack of food and resources. This wave of people puts huge pressure on the local environment driven by the increased demand for firewood and pasture for livestock.

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Church in Mali urges international help as crisis unfolds

Church in Mali urges international help as crisis unfolds

The president of Caritas Mali, Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, has asked for a humanitarian corridor to be opened in his war-torn country. He also appealed to the global Caritas network and the international community to help those affected by the conflict currently being fought. French and African troops are trying to prevent Islamic rebels ...

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Innocents caught in Mali’s conflict

Innocents caught in Mali’s conflict

Helen Blakesley visited Mali in November 2012 for CRS (Catholic Relief Services is a Caritas member). By Helen Blakesley Mali, a country nestled in the middle of West Africa, has become a nation divided in two. Ever since a military coup destabilized the political landscape in March 2012, various rebel groups have occupied (and are ...

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