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Heavy rain and severe flooding in South Sudan, last week have caused severe damage to camps for refugees and internally displaced persons. Thousands of people, such as this mother and her children, have been forced to seek higher ground. / Jesuit Refugee Service.

Church Leaders in South Sudan Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance in Flood-affected Areas

Officials of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) are, on behalf of Church leaders in the East-Central African nation, appealing for support to rescue the people affected by floods that continue to wreak havoc in the five states of the country.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta, Local Ordinary of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga
Diocese in Upper East Region of Ghana with the Chief Executive Office of Caritas Ghana, Mr. Zan Akologo during a presentation ceremony to the Diocese on September 28, 2020 to support people impacted by the recent floods in the Region due to heavy rains and spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso. / Caritas Ghana

Prelate, Caritas Officials in Ghana Call for Sustainable Solution to Perennial Flooding

For the past 19 years, a section of Ghanaians has battled with flooding that has led to massive destruction of property, displacement and deaths. And now, the Church in Ghana, through its charity arm, is calling for a permanent solution to the challenge.

Flooding caused by heavy rains in Niger has killed at least 45 people this week and forced more than 226,000 from their homes. /

Prelate in Niger Seeking Aid after Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Deaths, Displacement

The Archbishop of Niger’s Niamey Archdiocese is seeking support to help “the disaster-stricken population” in his jurisdiction after heavy rains resulted in flooding, deaths of dozens and displacement of thousands.

Flash floods destroy properties in Chesogon, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, on April 18, 2020. / Courtesy

Church in Kenya Seeking “any form of support” for Thousands amid Floods, Landslides

The plight of thousands of people affected by floods and landslides in parts of Kenya is a concern of Catholic Bishops in the East African nation. They are appealing for “any form of support” to save lives of at least 400 households that have survived the effects of heavy rains in recent days.

Victims of Floods in Kenya in Need of  humanitarian Assistance /

Kenya-Based Small Christian Community Facilitates Aid to Victims of Floods, Landslides

At a time when rain-triggered disasters including flash floods, mudslides and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths across East Africa and negatively affected livelihoods of millions of people who require urgent assistance, a Small Christian Community (SCC) in Kenya’s Lodwar diocese has reached out to various entities and individuals, facilitating aid to victims within its quarters.

Family members trying to salvage property from their marooned house following flooding in Kenya's Marsabit Diocese on November 21, 2019 / Caritas Marsabit, Kenya

Bishops in Kenya Appeal for Humanitarian Aid to People Affected by Floods, Landslides

Following the devastation occasioned by unprecedented torrential rains in parts of Kenya with the Government Spokesman giving Thursday, November 28 statistics of 118 deaths, 350,000 people displaced, and 16,700 houses destroyed across 32 counties in a span of two months, Catholic Bishops in the East African country have issued an appeal for humanitarian aid to save lives.

Kenya's West Pokot county floods /

Death Toll in Kenya Landslides Rises to 58, Local Church Appeals for Help

With at least 58 people confirmed dead and property destroyed including homes following ongoing heavy rains in Kenya’s West Pokot region causing landslides, Catholic Church officials are calling for urgent assistance to save lives.

Workers trying to salvage some properties after flash floods swept away valuables at St. Theresa's Pastoral Centre, Lodwar diocese, Kenya / Lodwar Communications office, Kenya

Kenyan Bishop Soliciting Funds to Reconstruct Pastoral Centre Damaged by Floods

In the wake of the recent heavy rains and flooding that have affected the livelihoods of millions in East Africa, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan diocese of Lodwar, Bishop Dominic Kimengich is soliciting funds toward the reconstruction of the diocesan Pastoral Centre damaged by the floods.