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Bishop Paul Swarbrick of England's Lancaster Diocese addressing participants in a virtual Mass for the people of Ethiopia / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Residents “remain at the heart of the Passion”: English Bishop

As Christians begin celebrations that culminate in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday to be marked April 4, a Bishop in England has highlighted the plight of the people living in crisis-ridden Ethiopia’s Tigray region, noting that they remain stuck “at the heart of the Passion” of Christ.

A water pump that has been repaired through the generosity of CAFOD supporters. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Conflict, Climate Challenges Behind South Sudan’s Water Shortage, Catholic Aid Agency Says

The leadership of a Catholic aid agency with programs in South Sudan has, in a report, attributed water shortages in the East-Central African nation to the protracted conflict and vagaries of the climate.

Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine (left) is standing against long-term leader Yoweri Museveni (right) in Uganda's General elections slated for January 14. / Reuters

Episcopal Commission, UK-based Catholic Agency Appeal for Peaceful Elections in Uganda

The leadership of the Uganda National Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) and the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) are appealing for peace in Uganda ahead of general elections slated for Thursday, January 14.

Religious Society Seeking Partnerships to Support Flood Victims in Juba, South Sudan

Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba are seeking partnerships in view of reaching out to those affected by flooding within Juba township.

Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) partnering with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) to provide food and torchlights to hundreds of flood-affected populations in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Catholic Missionaries Provide Aid to Hundreds of Flood-affected Families in South Sudan

The Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba have, with support from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), provided food and torchlights to hundreds of flood-affected populations occupying a parish compound in Juba.

On International Peace Day, Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Agreement Implemented

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, noted “with great concern” the slow implementation of the R-ARCSS and expressed the need to “speed up the implementations of the provisions in the agreement.”

CAFOD’s representative for Sierra Leone, Kayode Akintola makes a presentation during a coronavirus prevention workshop to faith leaders in the capital, Freetown. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Why Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone is a Challenge

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has, in a report, explained why it is challenging to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone.

Supported by CAFOD, the Olame Centre women's group in the DR Congo are making detergent and soap to combat the spread of COVID-19. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

How COVID-19 Has Affected DR Congo Residents: UK-Based Catholic Aid Agency

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has, in a report explained how COVID-19 has affected people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mr. Gilbert Mutuku, the first grand winner of KomeshaCorona Challenge collects his gift hamper from Radio Shahidi offices. / Radio Shahidi/ Facebook

CAFOD and Kenya’s Isiolo Vicariate in a Radio Show Partnership on COVID-19 Measures

The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is partnering with Catholic Church entities in Northern Kenya to sensitize local community members about COVID-19.

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) using radio for sensitization on COVID-19 in Africa /

UK-based Catholic Aid Agency Using Radio for COVID-19 Sensitization in Africa

In a bid to tackle COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has acknowledged the significant role of radio and partnered with broadcasting outlets in Uganda, Sierra Leone and South Sudan to reach out to community members with reliable information about the pandemic.

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UK-based Catholic Agency Supporting South Sudanese Organizations’ COVID-19 Response

The humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is supporting local organizations in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, in their response to COVID-19 crisis, an official of the UK-based organization in South Sudan has said.

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Caritas Internationalis Emergency Programs Helping Alleviate Hunger in Zambia, Zimbabwe

Almost a month after the World Food Programme (WFP) warned that a hunger crisis 'on scale we've not seen before' is looming in Southern Africa with 45 million people in need of urgent food aid, the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis, is helping, through its emergency programs, alleviate the hunger situation in Zambia and Zimbabwe, two of the most hard-hit countries.

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Four African Nations Among Eight on UK-based Aid Agency’s Humanitarian Watchlist in 2020

A month after the UN relief chief Mark Lowcock revealed that an estimated 168 million people across the globe will need humanitarian aid in 2020, the highest number in decades, four African countries are among eight nations that the UK-based Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) has earmarked for close humanitarian monitoring.

Representation of the 2030 Agenda, basis of Caritas Kenya report based on research through six case studies /

Caritas Study Finds Kenya’s Development Agenda and Agenda 2030 Strongly Aligned

Four years after countries under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encompassing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a report by the development arm of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Caritas Kenya indicates that the East African country is “strongly aligned” to the global targets on development.

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

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

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.