Latest stories: Drought

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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.