Humanitarian aid

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pictured holding his letter to Pope Francis. Religious Information Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian Soldier Appeals to Pope Francis to Help Save People of Mariupol, a Besieged City

Apr 19, 2022

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pleaded with the pope to help do something to safely evacuate people from the city.


Hackers Interrupt Catholic Charity’s Online Press Conference on Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022

Speakers were drowned out by a stream of obscenities.

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia pray for an end to violence in the Horn of Africa nation. Credit: CBCE

Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “severely affected”, Not Suspended: Bishops

Sep 3, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a September 2 statement, clarified that the humanitarian support channeled to Tigray region has not been suspended.

Thousands evacuated from Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo following threats of another volcanic eruption. Credit: Nelson Mantama

Catholic Bishop in DRC Appeals for Humanitarian Aid for Displaced amid Volcanic Eruptions

May 30, 2021

Humanitarian assistance is being sought for the hundreds of thousands displaced persons after the volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) forced residents of the Eastern city of Goma to flee “in all directions.”

ope Francis and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of the Republic of Mali. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Engages President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on Sahel Crisis

Feb 15, 2020

A statement released by the Vatican Press Office on Thursday, February 13 revealed that Pope Francis received in audience, in the Apostolic Palace, the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and that the two discussed, among other subjects, the humanitarian and security issues in the West African country.

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

Nov 29, 2019

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.