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How Nuns in Senegal are Sustaining New Community amid Prolonged Drought, Limited Resources

Dec 19, 2022

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.

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Caritas Internationalis Seeking Partners to Address Bishops’ Drought Appeal for Kenya

Sep 5, 2022

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.

Isacko Jirma Molu, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM). Credit: ACI Africa

Pastoralists in Kenyan Diocese Have "absolutely nothing" as Drought Intensifies: Official

Jul 13, 2022

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. 

Mother of two, Fatuma Ganun Mohamed, cradles her infant son Abdikan who was recently admitted to a Trócaire supported stabilisaiton centre suffering from severe malnutrition. Credit: Trócaire

Somalia in Need of “drastic action” Following Drought, Leadership of Catholic Entity Says

Feb 18, 2022

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. 

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Drought Situation in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Marsabit "dire", Caritas Director Says

Nov 1, 2021

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.    

Members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Declare “state of emergency”: Bishops in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe amid Drought

Oct 12, 2021

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.

Dried up maize in a farm in Zambia, Church leader appealing for urgent humanitarian assistance / ReliefWeb

Zambians in “dire need of help” Due to Prolonged Drought, Bishop Appeals

Nov 23, 2019

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.

Women in Angola. Africa. Credit: Adriana Mahdalova / Shutterstock.

As Angola Drought Continues, Catholic Church Calls for Emergency Declaration

Oct 16, 2019

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.