Catholic Church in Somalia

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Somalia On “fast track towards famine”, Catholic Entity Warns, Calls for Immediate Action

Oct 23, 2022

The Horn of African nation of Somalia is headed for famine, an official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trόcaire, has warned, and called on the international community “to act and act now” to alleviate the suffering of the people.  

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Take Action Now Lest Somalia Falls “into widespread famine”: Caritas Internationalis

Oct 4, 2022

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.

Trócaire has run the health services in the Gedo region of Somalia for over 30 years. Irish Aid funding has been crucial to the development of this programme. Credit: Miriam Donohoe/Trócaire

Catholic Entity Welcomes Budget Increase in Response to the Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis

Sep 29, 2022

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.

Bishara Hassanow and her children live in an IDP camp in Luuq, Somalia. Credit: Trócaire

Leadership of Catholic Entity Highlights Efforts in Addressing Somalia’s Drought Crisis

Sep 24, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has highlighted initiatives it is undertaking to address the crisis in Somalia’s Gedo region following the warning of “a major humanitarian catastrophe” earlier this month.

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Caritas in Germany Reaches Out to Thousands in Drought-hit Somalia with “emergency aid”

Sep 15, 2022

The German Caritas Association, Caritas International, is reaching out to thousands of people in Somalia with “emergency aid” amid warnings of “a major humanitarian catastrophe”.

Mother of five, Nurto Abshiro. pictured today in her shelter in Kabasa internally displaced persons camp in Dullow, Gedo Region, southern Somalia. She arrived in the camp three months ago from Elbon village, 115 kms away, as the family had no food due to the drought. Her husband stayed behind to take care of their few remaining livestock. The family are receiving help from Trócaire which is providing critical health and nutrition services to over a quarter of a million people in Gedo. Credit: Miriam Donohoe

Somalia on the Verge of “a major humanitarian catastrophe”: Leadership of Catholic Entity

Sep 9, 2022

Somalia is on the verge of “a major humanitarian catastrophe”, the leadership of the overseas development agency of Ireland, Trόcaire, has said, and called for immediate action to save lives.

arhiya Ali Mohamed (43) with her produce at the IDP camp in Gedo, Somalia. Credit: Somali Humanitarian Relief Action/Trócaire

Catholic Entity’s Vegetable Farming Initiative Improving IDPs’ Livelihoods in Somalia

Aug 31, 2022

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia’s Gedo region are benefiting from a pilot initiative in vegetable farming that is facilitated by the overseas development agency of Ireland, Trόcaire.

Hamida Hassan Kutun, a recent beneficiary of Caritas Somalia humanitarian assistance who lost her husband three months ago due to drought. The 47-year-old mother of seven (4 girls and 3 boys) now lives at Kulmis IDP camp located in the village of Madino in Bulo barte Hiran Region of Somalia. Credit: Volunteers for Agricultural Development (VAD)

Aid Agencies Expressing Interest in Somalia’s Drought Crisis after Pope Francis’ Appeal

Aug 19, 2022

Various organizations that received Pope Francis’ August 14 appeal concerning Somalia’s “serious humanitarian crisis” owing to drought and famine are expressing their interest to help.

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Catholic Bishop Hopes Meeting with Somalia Authorities Will Yield to Religious Freedom

Aug 16, 2022

The Apostolic Administrator of Somalia’s Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has expressed optimism that a recent meeting between Catholic Church leaders and high-level political leaders in Somalia will open more opportunities for Christians in the country to worship more freely.

Pope Francis during the Angelus on 14 August 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Draws Global “attention to the serious humanitarian crisis affecting Somalia”

Aug 15, 2022

Pope Francis has drawn the attention of the international community to “the serious humanitarian crisis” that the people of God in Somalia and the horn of Africa nations are facing. 

Sadaq Osman Hussein's dream is to be a civil engineer. Credit:: Maurine Akinyi/Trócaire

Catholic Entity Facilitating Education Opportunities to Thousands of Learners in Somalia

Jul 30, 2022

More than 5,500 learners at primary and secondary levels in Somalia schools are benefiting from an education program, which the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire is spearheading. 

Habso’s family walked for 20 days from Wajid Region to Luuq town in Gedo Region, southern Somalia (approx. 70 kms) when the last of their goats died and they had no food to sustain the family. Left to right back row: Anab (7); Father Ibrahim Yarow (49); Habiba (8); Habso (3); mother Abshiro Adn Mohammad, (35), baby Nasra (8 months); Hassan (9). Front row: Abdi Nassir (5); Abdifatah (4) and Fartun (6) Pic: Miriam Donohoe. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Warns Malnutrition in Somalia to “get much worse in coming months”

Jul 13, 2022

There is “severe malnutrition” in parts of Somalia’s Gedo region and the situation is to “get much worse” if action is not taken urgently, an official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said.  

Bishop Giorgio Bertin. Credit: ICMC

Election of New President in Somalia “a rebirth of hope” That Could Fade Over Time: Bishop

Jun 2, 2022

The Apostolic Administrator of Somalia’s Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has said that while the election of president Hassan Sheikh Mahamud is a sign of hope, “new direction” in the Horn of Africa country is still unpredictable.

Nurse Habiba, doing a 3 hour treatment and management to Baby NICU. Credit Trócaire Somalia.

Hunger Worsening in Somalia Due to Climate Change, Catholic Entity Says, Calls for Action

Apr 14, 2022

Extreme hunger is ravaging various parts of Somalia’s Gedo region, an official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said, warning that the situation, which is caused by climate change might worsen if urgent action is not taken.