Conflicts and Disasters

Catholic Charities USA helps Hurricane Harvey survivors

Catholic Charities USA helps Hurricane Harvey survivors

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Harvey, along with the local Catholic Charities agencies in Texas and Louisiana, and taking action toward assisting in the recovery efforts. Even before the storm hit land, CCUSA launched a text-to-give campaign, and the response on ...

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Caritas on Venezuela

Caritas on Venezuela

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. Suzanna Tkalec, the Caritas Internationalis humanitarian director, said Venezuela is facing a worsening crisis with widening poverty, food and medicine shortages and alarming rates of child ...

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Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

Somalia is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis with 6.7 million people in need of urgent assistance as severe drought sweeps across East Africa. Caritas is able to save lives but funding means not enough can be done to prevent the food crisis from deepening . “We expect the situation to get quite bleak,” said Paul ...

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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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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

Kasai: does the name mean nothing to you? That is no surprise! One year ago, no one was talking about it. And even today, it is rare for the media to show interest. And yet this province situated in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo has for the past nine months been in ...

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UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first. Download Caritas statement. Over 5000 delegates from governments, aid agencies and the private sector will meet at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference from 24-26 May in Cancun. The forum comes ...

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