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“People are starving to death”: Caritas Internationalis on Suspended Food Aid in Ethiopia

Jul 5, 2023

The Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis (CI) is calling on the World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to resume food aid to the needy in Ethiopia, where a section of the population is “starving to death”.  

In Nigeria, a program helped girls develop tailoring and business skills to help achieve self-sufficiency. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Girl Child Day, Salesians Highlight Programs Empowering Girls in Africa

Oct 12, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.

Map showing the 11 feeder roads under construction in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese

South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

Mar 21, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed.

SSH Superior General, Sr. Dr. Alice Jurugo Drajea harvesting crops in their farm. / ACI Africa.

Nuns Partner with Aid Agencies to Facilitate Food Production for Needy in South Sudan

Nov 15, 2020

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSH) in South Sudan have partnered with the United Nations development agencies to facilitate food production, reaching out to the deprived in the East-Central African country.

Caritas South Sudan upgrades knowledge of farmers in South Sudan with modern farming techniques. / ACI Africa.

Caritas South Sudan Empowers Over 2,000 Farmers with Modern Farming Techniques

Oct 12, 2020

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the East-Central African country, has embarked on an initiative that will see thousands of farmers in the country’s capital Juba equipped with techniques and tools for urban farming.

André Atsu, Regional Director for JRS Eastern Africa addressing the students of the Adult English Class in Doro Camp, South Sudan. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

JRS on Plight of Refugees in Eastern Africa amid Cash Shortfalls, COVID-19 Restrictions

Jul 23, 2020

The leadership of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, highlighted the plight of refugees in Eastern Africa as they grapple with the double crisis of  reduced food rations from the World Food Program (WFP) due to cash shortfalls and COVID-19 restrictions.

Officials of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FAO, and WFP during the launch of a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of South Sudan. / ACI Africa

CRS South Sudan Secures Partnerships to Provide Food in Country’s Urban Centers

Jul 23, 2020

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) together with the World Food Program (WFP) have launched a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of the East-Central African county.