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An IDP Camp in Mozambique. Credit: DHPI

Catholic Charity Calls for Renewed Humanitarian Advocacy as Mozambican IDPs Face Famine

Feb 3, 2023

The Catholic charity, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of impending famine in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, noting that IDPs in the embattled province are already experiencing food shortage.

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Catholic Peace Entity Warns of Infighting Within Peace-Keeping Groups in DR Congo

Feb 2, 2023

The war in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could transition to infighting within armed groups that have pitched camp in the Eastern part of the country, Catholic charity Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

Late Thulani Maseko. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Southern African Bishops Join Murder Condemnation of Eswatini’s “protagonist of dialogue”

Feb 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have joined the Local Ordinary of Manzini in Eswatini in condemning the murder of  Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer in the Southern African Eswatini: Activist Thulani Maseko shot dead at his home | AfricanewsKingdom.

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"Not surprised", Catholic Charity Told on Peace Initiative Cameroonian Government Rejected

Jan 26, 2023

Local sources in Cameroon have told Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), that the rejection by the Cameroonian government of a proposed initiative to end violence in the Central Africa country was expected.

Thulani Maseko. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop, Peace Entity Condemn Murder of Human Rights Activist in Eswatini

Jan 23, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Manzini and the Catholic humanitarian foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), have in separate statements condemned the murder of Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer and reportedly an “influential opponent” in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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“Extreme brutality”: Catholic Peace Entity on Burning of Bodies in Mozambique

Jan 18, 2023

The Catholic humanitarian foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has described a video that depicts soldiers burning bodies in Mozambique as an extreme level of brutality.

Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria razed by fire. Credit: Courtesy Phtot

Catholic Entities Condemn Gruesome Murder of Catholic Priest in Nigeria

Jan 16, 2023

The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.

An IDP Camp in Mozambique. Credit: DHPI

Why IDPs in Mozambique are Rejecting Humanitarian Assistance: Catholic Charity

Jan 12, 2023

People who have fled terror attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are shunning humanitarian assistance from the Mozambican government and other aid agencies, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

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Catholic Peace Entity Fears for Civilian Killings in Mozambique’s New Military Offensive

Jan 12, 2023

The Mozambican government has launched Operation Vulcan IV in Cabo Delgado province to wipe out insurgents in the embattled northern region of Mozambique, a move that the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says may affect innocent civilians.

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Catholic Peace Entity Fears for Military Crackdown in Nigerian States ahead of Elections

Dec 27, 2022

The Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has cautioned that violence in Nigeria’s Anambra and Imo States, accompanied with a military crackdown in the region, may increase as the country heads to the general elections slated for 25 February 2023.

People fleeing violence in Cabo Delgado Province. Credit: DHPI

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Mozambique Mounting Pressure on Neighbors: Catholic Entity

Oct 27, 2022

Renewed attacks coupled with beheadings in Mozambique’s Northern Province of Cabo Delgado have forced hundreds of civilians to flee into neighboring Nampula Archdiocese empty handed, the Director of Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said, noting that the situation is exerting pressure on places neighboring the embattled Province.

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Catholic Peace Foundation Fears for Anarchy in Cameroon as Militias Get Out of Control

Sep 20, 2022

Groups claiming to be fighting for the independence of the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been increasing in number, a situation that is running out of control, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, and expressed concern that the Central African nation may be sliding into anarchy.

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church Fostering Fraternity between IDPs, Locals in Mozambique: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 31, 2022

The Catholic Church is promoting fraternity between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and locals in Northern Mozambique, the leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Church in Kenya Urged to Address “entrenched” Tribalism Influencing Elections

Aug 25, 2022

The Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern that nearly 60 years after independence in Kenya, elections in the East African country are still conducted along tribal lines and geopolitical zones, and that political leaders are not chosen based on merit.

Fr. Remigius Ihyula addressing IDPs at a food distribution event at the Ortese IDP Camp in Makurdi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Armed Fulani Militants Pursuing Victims to Camp Hideouts: Catholic Diocese in Nigeria

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has raised alarm over the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its jurisdiction, noting that the victims of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country are being pursued by their assailants even in their camps where they have sought refuge.

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“Take a stance against the destruction of the Mozambican coastline”: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) is calling on various stakeholders, including Catholics and members of the Laudato Si’ Movement to publicly express their opposition to the planned sand mining in the coastline of Mozambique. 

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Catholic Peace Entity Bemoans “harsh treatment” of Mozambicans, Others in South Africa

Jul 25, 2022

The leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has lamented the “harsh treatment” of Mozambican and “other foreign nationals” in South Africa.

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Displaced Children in Northern Mozambique “victims of sexual abuse”: Catholic Peace Entity

Jul 10, 2022

Children are bearing the brunt of forced displacement from the oil rich Mozambican Province of Cabo Delgado, an official of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

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Catholic Peace Entity Warns of “full-scale resumption of the war” in Northern Mozambique

Jun 19, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of renewed attacks in some parts of Cabo Delgado Province which had been considered safe by the Mozambican government.

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Contests Mozambican Authorities Directive on Return of Displaced Persons

May 15, 2022

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.