Deadly Floods

Deadly floods that hit DR Congo's South Kivu Province destroyed homes and left hundred dead. Credit: Caritas Congo ASBL

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Express “fraternal closeness” with Victims of Deadly Floods

May 9, 2023

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed their “fraternal closeness and solidarity” with victims of deadly floods and landslides that have reportedly resulted in the death of hundreds of people in the country’s South Kivu Province.

Reference image of Pope Francis at a general audience. Credit: Vatican Media.

“Blessings of strength, peace”: Pope Francis to Rwandans after Deadly Floods

May 6, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to the people of God in Rwanda following the torrential rains that swept through the Northern, Western, and Southern Provinces of the country during the night of May 2-3, resulting in deadly floods.

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren/CNA

“I pray for deceased, injured, displaced”: Pope Francis amid Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Mar 16, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Malawi following the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least “400 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa”, according to Reuters.

Flood damage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 31 August 2022. Credit: Office of the Mayor of Freetown

Caritas Freetown’s Insight into Slum Community Susceptible to Disasters in Sierra Leone

Sep 3, 2022

Every time that flooding, mudslides, fires and other disasters hit the Western communities of Sierra Leone, Culvert, a low land informal settlement in the East of Freetown is one of the places that are left battered the most, with victims mostly having to start life afresh.

Flood damage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 31 August 2022. Credit: Office of the Mayor of Freetown

Caritas Freetown Rallying for Funds to Support Victims of Sierra Leone’s Deadly Floods

Sep 1, 2022

Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is rallying for support to help tens of thousands of victims of deadly floods that hit communities in the country’s Western region, leaving scores dead in their wake.