Food

Bonn: world takes small steps on climate change

Bonn: world takes small steps on climate change

“We all stood in solidarity and cooperation with each other,” says Julianne Hickey, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, from the Climate Conference in Bonn, speaking of the united front between Catholic aid agencies at the event. Read the Caritas final communiqué  Nine Caritas members from Europe, Africa and Oceania have brought the voices of ...

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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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Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Child malnutrition in parts of Venezuela is now at the level of a humanitarian crisis, warns a new report from the local Caritas agency. With the economy in freefall, shortages of food and medicine and soaring food prices, nearly half of children under five in areas monitored by Caritas are suffering from some degree of ...

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Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

“We are overstretched and as we speak we are receiving more patients,” said Dr. Mohamed Dahir, who as a medical doctor in Somalia is struggling to cope with high levels of malnutrition. There is a massive influx of people into the region of Gedo in South Central Somalia where he works. They are fleeing drought. ...

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“Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

“Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, will be in Rome from 21 March for a meeting of South Sudan experts to discuss the worsening crisis in his country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war. “We anticipate very difficult times ahead in the coming ...

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