Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB).

Bishops in West Africa Concerned about Tragedy of “illegal immigration,” Call for Action

Nov 20, 2020

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Annual Ordinary session, expressed concerns about “illegal immigration” involving the youth, calling on their respective governments to provide concrete solutions to the challenges young people face.

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

Sahel Crisis: CRS Official Advices Going “beyond military to address root causes”

Jan 17, 2020

Some days after France and five Sahel nations in Western Africa met and agreed early this week to advance their military cooperation in the fight against jihadist insurgency destabilizing the countries of the region, a West African-based official of the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has underscored the need for stakeholders “to address the root causes of the conflict” even as military interventions are  being considered.