Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of Wau Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: AMECEA

“I will continue to pray, hold you in my heart”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to IDPs

Apr 3, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has assured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in camps in Western Bahr el Gazal State covered by his Episcopal See of his spiritual solidarity and that he holds them in his heart.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with catecumens at St. Paul’s Pastoral Area in Sauka Wasa, Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“God will return you someday”: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop to IDPs in Abuja

Mar 24, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has expressed optimism that victims of extremist attacks who fled from Northern Nigeria and are now living in communities served by his Metropolitan See will “someday” enjoy peace and tranquility back in their homeland.

Kids in Tombua, South Sudan | Sudan Relief Fund

After Pope Francis’ Visit, South Sudan Relief Charity Sees Renewed Interest and Prayers

Feb 26, 2023

Earlier this month, Pope Francis became the first pope — indeed, the first Western leader — to visit South Sudan. Amid an enthusiastic welcome, more than 100,000 people attended his papal Mass Feb. 5 in the capital city of Juba, during which the pope made an impassioned plea for peace in the war-torn nation.

Johan Viljoen, Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) on his visit to Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Blames IDP Woes in Mozambique on Manipulation of Figures

Dec 4, 2022

Organizations working with refugees are manipulating the statistics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Mozambique, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, noting that the situation is endangering the lives of those who continue to be forced out of their homes in the region’s raging violence. 

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church Fostering Fraternity between IDPs, Locals in Mozambique: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 31, 2022

The Catholic Church is promoting fraternity between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and locals in Northern Mozambique, the leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

arhiya Ali Mohamed (43) with her produce at the IDP camp in Gedo, Somalia. Credit: Somali Humanitarian Relief Action/Trócaire

Catholic Entity’s Vegetable Farming Initiative Improving IDPs’ Livelihoods in Somalia

Aug 31, 2022

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia’s Gedo region are benefiting from a pilot initiative in vegetable farming that is facilitated by the overseas development agency of Ireland, Trόcaire.

Simon Banzenze. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Appeals for Support for Internally Displaced Persons

May 14, 2022

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing violence in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State need more assistance, an official of the Compassionate and Humanity Organization (CHO) of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has said. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese addressing IDPs at Gumbo camp. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Reaches out to IDPs in South Sudanese State Following Violent Clashes

Apr 4, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has reached out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State with food items following violent clashes.

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Catholic Priest Facing Danger Daily to Serve Hundreds of Refugees in Nigerian Town

Dec 14, 2021

Fr. Christopher, a Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria, faces danger every time he travels to Pulka, a small town in the country’s Borno state to serve hundreds of refugees in the small town.

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

Nov 18, 2021

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

Oct 30, 2021

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

Aug 30, 2021

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

Jun 20, 2021

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

Jun 17, 2021

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.

Credit: Salesian Missions

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

Jun 2, 2021

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

May 7, 2021

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

May 6, 2021

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

Mar 18, 2021

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

Feb 16, 2021

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

Jan 22, 2021

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.