Action to help the drought-stricken people of God in Somalia needs to be urgently taken before the Horn of Africa nation falls “into widespread family”, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has said.
The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has welcomed the budget increase of Irish government’s overseas grant as well as an “additional immediate allocation” for addressing the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa region.
The official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CAFOD), the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and the German Catholic Bishops' Organization for Development Cooperation (Misereor) are on the list of 22 humanitarian and development agencies that are calling for immediate action to address the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa countries.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on local and international leaders to respond, with action, to the “severe food insecurity” in the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions.
Irish development and humanitarian organizations, including the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, are sounding the alarm about famine threat in the Horn of Africa, which they attribute to “years of inaction”.