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An African Bishop reaching out to needy people affected by COVID-19 restrictions. / ACN

Catholic Aid Agency Commits Over US$5 million to Priests, Nuns in COVID-19 Prone Missions

Apr 10, 2020

Priests and nuns ministering among those considered vulnerable to COVID-19 in various parts of the world including Africa stand to benefit from a €5M (US$5.43 million) grant that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has set aside, the Germany-based Catholic organization has announced.

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Catholic Aid Agencies Collaborating to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Africa

Mar 21, 2020

With at least 36 African countries having collectively reported more than 700 COVID-19 cases, Catholic aid agencies with presence in the world’s second largest continent are collaborating in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus, which WHO recently declared a pandemic.

Zimbabweans receive relief food from a food distribution point / VOA News

Humanitarian Aid Needed in Zimbabwe to Save Lives, Catholic Agency Appeals

Nov 22, 2019

As the landlocked Southern Africa country of Zimbabwe struggles on the political front with a recent Reuter’s report indicating the curtailing of “the democratic space” manifested in “the arrests and abductions of several political activists,” the England and Wales’ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) operating in the country has painted a gloomy picture of the humanitarian situation of the country despite its own interventions to save lives.