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Salesians Reach Out to Thousands of Displaced in South Sudan with “food assistance”

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in South Sudan have reached out to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) with “food assistance.”

Newly arrived IDP’s at Rapale in Nampula, Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Raises Alarm Over New IDP Influx in Mozambican City

The leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is concerned that more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are arriving in Nampula, a city in Northeastern Mozambique amid reports that peace is returning in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in the North.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Catholic Church in Ethiopia Declares Week of Prayer, Plans to Channel Collections to IDPs

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has announced a week of prayer for an end to the country’s instability.

Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Share Aid Between Locals and Displaced to Avoid Conflicts, Bishop in Mozambique Says

The Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese, Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, has urged charity groups and authorities giving aid to displaced people who have settled in the provincial capital not to discriminate against the local community. 

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis  Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Reports Despair among Displaced in Mozambique Despite World Bank Support

The Catholic peace and charity organization, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has shared with ACI Africa the growing humanitarian crisis among residents of Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique where displaced people are starving in refugee camps even after the World Bank released funds to alleviate suffering in the camps.

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Salesians in South Sudan Lauded for Reaching out to Thousands of IDPs with Shelter Kits

A representative of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has lauded members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) for providing shelter kits to over 50 thousand persons.

A mother and her child inside a doorless house in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity to Facilitate Construction of Houses for Displaced People in Mozambique

Plans are underway to construct houses for victims of terror attacks in Northern Mozambique who are currently being hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula in the Southern African country.

Map showing Kodyel village where terrorists killed at 30 civilians in an attack on May 3. Credit: Public Domain

Catholics in a Burkinabe Village “on the alert” Following Monday Terrorist Attack: Priest

Catholics living in Kodyel village in Burkina Faso’s Fada N’Gourma Diocese are “on the alert” following the Monday, May 3 terrorist attack that left at least 30 people dead and several others injured, a Priest in the Burkinabe Diocese has told ACI Africa.

A member of the Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate and collaborators providing healthcare assistance to a little child / ACI Africa

Catholic Nuns in South Sudan Providing Skills-training in IDP Rehabilitation Programs

In an effort to provide Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with opportunities and skills that are efficient, adequate and acceptable for socioeconomic environment, Catholic Nuns in South Sudan are providing rehabilitation and community reintegration programs for those living in camps in the country.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN) / Fr. Paul Dah/Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)

Bishops in Burkina Faso, Niger Express Concerns Over IDPs, Call for Peaceful Coexistence

Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger have, in a collective statement, raised concerns about the increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing insecurity in the West African nation and called for peaceful coexistence between refugees and their host communities.

Fr. Phillip Kembo. / Courtesy Photo

Cleric in Zimbabwe Decries Growing Migrant Woes amid Country’s Second COVID-19 Wave

Fresh COVID-19 regulations in Zimbabwe coupled with migration challenges at the country’s border with her neighbors have led to an influx of Migrants, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Refugees, and Asylum seekers in the Southern African country, a Cleric ministering in the country has said.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. / Public Domain

Let Refugees, IDPs Find Peace When They Come Home, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

Following random murders of civilians by what authorities have referred to as “unknown gunmen” in South Sudanese villages, a Catholic Bishop has told politicians to make the country peaceful for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees after thet return home.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese during Holy Mass to officially launch the third Diocesan Synod Monday, November 9, 2020. / The Catholic Star Newspaper/Facebook Page

Synod in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese to "look into proper ways of evangelization": Bishop

The third Diocesan Synod of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese that kicked off over the weekend seeks to “look into” methods of sharing faith, the Local Ordinary said.

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese.

“We are truly in a deep humanitarian crisis”: Bishop in Mozambique over Cabo Delgado

The people of God in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are experiencing “a deep humanitarian crisis,” the Bishop of Pemba Diocese, which covers the Northernmost Province of the Southern African nation said earlier this week, appealing for aid for thousands of displaced families.

A woman washes her hands at shelter distribution for displaced families in Metuge district in Cabo Delgado. / United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Prelate Bemoans Surge of Internally Displaced Persons amid Attacks in Mozambique

The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mozambique is increasing on a daily basis due to protracted insecurity, a situation that is a source of concern for the Bishop of Pemba Diocese, which covers Cabo Delgado, a province in the Northern part of the Southern African country that has been worst hit by the insurgence.

Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) realizing feeding programs for vulnerable groups  in Zambia and South Sudan. / Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Salesian Missionaries Realize Feeding Program in Zambia and South Sudan

Members of Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zambia and South Sudan are realizing feeding programs in the two African countries through a food donation initiative, which Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB is facilitating, a report sent to ACI Africa indicates.

Gumbo Camp  which hosts more than 9,800 IDPs. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Why Salesians at IDP Camp in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese are Concerned

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering among the over 9,800 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gumbo camp in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba have, through their leadership, told ACI Africa why they are concerned.

Caritas South Sudan volunteers at a past event / Caritas South Sudan Facebook

Over 900 Households Receive Boost from Caritas South Sudan to Engage in Farming

Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the Eastern Africa country, has given seeds and farm tools to over 900 households in the Catholic Diocese of Yei to improve livelihoods and to contribute to economic growth in the country.

Sisters of Notre Dame du Lac de Bam (SNDLB) in Burkina Faso at the celebration of their 5oth anniversary in 2017.

Notre Dame Nuns Supporting Families, IDPs amid Insecurity, COVID-19 Crisis in Burkina Faso

The Sisters of Notre Dame du Lac de Bam (SNDLB) in Burkina Faso are braving harsh conditions caused by years of insecurity and now COVID-19 to support families and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the West African country, contributing to their livelihood.

Fr. Marco Mongu, Diocesan Administrator Wau Diocese, South Sudan. / ACI Africa

South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Dismisses Some 5,000 IDPs for Fear of COVID-19

The administration of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has sent home more than 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in a move that the diocese says will depopulate the Catholic church premises to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 that has already been reported in the country’s capital, Juba.