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Over 100 Households in Zambia Benefit from Caritas Kasama Following Floods

Caritas Kasama handing food to flood victims within Kasama Archdiocese

Members of over 100 households in Zambia’s Archdiocese of Kasama have received aid from the development and humanitarian arm of the Zambian Metropolitan, Caritas Kasama, after their crops were submerged by floods. 

In a report shared with ACI Africa Friday, February 5, the leadership of the Archdiocese says affected members drawn from Parishes of Saint Monica’s Kampamba, Mediatrix of All Graces Malole, and Santa Maria Chilubi Parish have received foodstuff and clothing.

The donation was realized after the leadership of the Archdiocese located in the Northern part of Zambia organized a campaign dubbed “A Bag of Solidarity” across its Parishes to collect items that would be given to the flood victims. 

Speaking during the handover ceremony Wednesday, February 3, the Director of Caritas Kasama, Fr. Leonard Kalyoti, explained that the campaign started after the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Ignatius Chama, made an appeal to Christians and people of goodwill to help their brothers and sisters who were affected by floods in the last rainy season.

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Fr. Kalyoti went on to express gratitude to “Parish Priests who coordinated the process of making donations towards this noble cause in their respective Parishes.”

Floods, triggered by heavy downpour, affected the Northern parts of Zambia between March and April 2020. 

An April 2020 report by FloodList.com indicated that the floods affected about 7,000 households. 

In the report shared with ACI Africa, the Parish Priest of Mediatrix of All Graces Malole Parish, Fr. Edward Mutale told the beneficiaries that “the food stuffs they have received are meant to help them as they wait for the next harvest season.”

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The harvest season in Zambia runs from April to June.