Members of the Religious Congregation of the Poor Clares who recently established a community in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar in Senegal are working against all odds, including prolonged drought and limited resources, to sustain their mission in the West African country.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on people of good will to support the drought appeal that Catholic Bishops in Kenya have made.
Pastoralists in the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit in Kenya have been left with “absolutely nothing” as starvation in the Kenyan region intensifies due to severe drought, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM) has told ACI Africa in an interview.
The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire in Somalia, is calling for “drastic action” to provide reprieve to the people of God in drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation.
The people of God in Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese are in urgent need of food and water following a protracted drought in the area covered by the Catholic Diocese, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM) has told ACI Africa in an interview.
There is need for the government of Angola to declare a “state of emergency” in the Southern African nation where a protracted drought has created a humanitarian crisis, members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have said.
Following months of unpredictable rainfall and increased temperatures in Southern Africa including Zambia that have led to a drought described as one of the worst in decades, a Church leader in Zambia has appealed for help terming the situation in the landlocked country as serious.
As a severe drought continues to devastate regions of Angola, the Catholic Church in the country is asking the government to declare a state of emergency, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.