Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to be attentive to the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria where Islamist groups are reportedly persecuting Christians.
The Archbishop of South Africa’s Archdiocese of Johannesburg has been appointed as a member of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders that seeks to address the root causes of conflict and displacement in the world.
Flash floods in the region of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar are threatening the apostolate of members of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, an official has told ACI Africa in an interview.
The leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve the living conditions of deprived populations in South Sudan.
The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in reaching out to refugee children living with disabilities in Chad.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is offering help and comfort to migrants leaving Africa for Europe through Mali, housing them and providing them with “support and advice on their journey.”
The four-member delegation came face to face with “human tragedy” during their solidarity visit to the Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese earlier this month, a Bishop on the delegation has recounted.
The “sudden interruption” of assistance to Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia amid the ongoing violent conflict in Tigray region is posing multiple threats to hundreds of thousands of Eritreans, a Catholic Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has said.
Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have called on the President and one of the opposition leaders in the West African country to “continue and intensify” the recently initiated dialogue and resolve the post-election standoff following the contested October 31 poll.
Pope Francis on Sunday, November 15 appealed for reconciliation and peaceful coexistence in Ivory Coast amid rising tension following the contested October 31 poll.
Refugees from South Sudan who have gone to neighboring Sudan in search of better living conditions are being mistreated instead and are being denied wages when they go to work in farms while some are poisoned in their camps, a Catholic Bishop in the host country has told ACI Africa.
A Rome-based Eritrean Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has highlighted the plight of Eritrean refugees in neighboring Ethiopia who, he says, have been rejected and become “victims of exploitation, prostitution and deprivation.”
A missionary Priest ministering in Burkina Faso has expressed his concerns about the multiple cases of insecurity in the landlocked West African nation and cautioned about the danger of children who have not been attending school for over a year being targeted for recruitment by jihadists operating mainly in the east and north of the country.
Members of the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU), are concerned about the attacks by jihadists in Cabo Delgado Province, a region covered by Mozambique’s Pemba diocese.
Young refugees living at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Settlement have been applauded for being the first ever group to engage in the mass production of face masks, which they distribute to the most vulnerable communities in the East African country for free to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Officials of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) based in Angola have had to adjust their approaches in order to meet the needs of beneficiaries in the wake of COVID-19, one of the officials has said.
The leadership of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, outlined how the personnel of the Catholic agency are keeping refugees in West Africa and the Great Lakes regions safe amid COVID-19 pandemic, which has worsened the already existing challenges.
A Cardinal in Mali has challenged religious leaders to take up the role of safeguarding peace in the example of sentinels and foster dialogue to end the protracted armed conflict in the West African nation.
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day (WRD) marked June 20 since 2001, members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar are calling on nations hosting refugees “not to exclude” them in their respective “socio-economic” programs amid COVID-19 challenges.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Uganda’s Palabek refugee camp have highlighted some of the challenges they are experiencing as they strive to keep the refugees safe, reporting failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measure on the part of the refugees.