Emergencies

Survivors of Cyclone Idai are still in need of help

Survivors of Cyclone Idai are still in need of help

“We had lost everything” Isabel Joao’s family lost everything after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on March 15. “We were all at home when the cyclone struck,” she says. “It was very frightening. We were inside our house and huddled together. The two youngest children were screaming and crying.” “The next day we saw our house ...

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How Caritas is helping people to recover from the Indonesia earthquake

How Caritas is helping people to recover from the Indonesia earthquake

Umi Sumbajono and her family had seconds to react when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on September 28. The 55-year-old grabbed her two grandchildren and fled from their home in Jono Ono village. “I panicked and prayed,” Umi said. “We saw the land, the ground, splitting and cracking, with mud and water ...

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