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Latest stories: Humanitarian assistance

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Bishop David Kamau. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

“We endeavor to be a sign of hope to families”: Kenyan Bishop Appeals for Humanitarian Aid

Sep 17, 2021

Days after Kenya’s President declared drought a national disaster, humanitarian assistance is being sought for family members struggling to make ends meet in the Archdiocese of Nairobi.

Participants in a Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) forum in Ethiopia's Tigray region/Credit: SCIAF / SCIAF

Scottish Catholic Charity Launches Aid Appeal for the Needy in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Jul 8, 2021

A Scottish Catholic charity organization has launched an appeal for aid to reach out to millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the protracted violent conflict between the federal and regional governments.

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

Nov 2, 2020

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.

Victims of Floods in Kenya in Need of  humanitarian Assistance

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

Dec 11, 2019

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.

Zimbabweans receive relief food from a food distribution point / VOA News

Humanitarian Aid Needed in Zimbabwe to Save Lives, Catholic Agency Appeals

Nov 22, 2019

As the landlocked Southern Africa country of Zimbabwe struggles on the political front with a recent Reuter’s report indicating the curtailing of “the democratic space” manifested in “the arrests and abductions of several political activists,” the England and Wales’ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) operating in the country has painted a gloomy picture of the humanitarian situation of the country despite its own interventions to save lives.

Map representing countries with the Sahel in Africa, a region affected by violence

West African Church Leaders Outline Role of Stakeholders in Sahel Peace Process

Nov 21, 2019

A couple of days after Pope Francis advocated for interreligious dialogue in the West African country of Burkina Faso as the attacks by jihadist groups take a heavy toll on human life, delegates, among them Catholic Prelates and priests drawn from Bishops’ conferences in Burkina-Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Ghana convened the first-ever Inter-Conferences Workshop to discuss the security concerns in the African Sahel region and outlined the role of some eight stakeholders in the process of ending the violence.

Flooding in South Sudan declared national disaster by President Salva Kiir, thousands forced to seek higher ground for their safety. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Prioritize Evacuation of People from Flood-affected Areas, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals

Nov 8, 2019

At a time the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit has declared flooding in the world’s youngest nation a national disaster, the South Sudanese Bishop who had called for this declaration in an interview with ACI Africa is now urging the government and humanitarian organizations to prioritize the evacuation of people from flood-affected areas to safety.