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The forgotten crisis: famine in the Horn of Africa

Millions across Eastern Africa are facing extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition, as the region's food insecurity continues to be inflamed by ongoing conflict, severe drought, locust plagues and a shortfall in humanitarian funds. The most vulnerable…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
29 Apr 2022

Ethiopia

Millions are at risk of famine as Ethiopia crisis escalates

As many as 9.4 million people in Ethiopia are in need of urgent food assistance as the conflict in the East African country continues to escalate. Since November 2020, violent clashes in the northern region have led…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
12 Jan 2022

South Sudan

Africa famine: A major humanitarian disaster that requires an urgent response

Our people are struggling simply to survive"- in a powerful pastoral letter, the Bishops of South Sudan have expressed a desperate plea for support. United Nations agencies recently declared famine in parts of South Sudan and it’s…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
02 May 2017

Zimbabwe

Caritas Australia responds to food crisis in Zimbabwe

Caritas Australia, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, is responding to Zimbabwe’s food crisis, with an emergency relief program. The crisis has left up to 4.5 million people, about a third…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
30 Sep 2016

South Sudan

Praying for peace as South Sudan turns three

Three years ago today was a time of cautious rejoicing – South Sudan had gained its independence, and the world’s newest nation was born. The event flagged a time of hope and anticipation after four decades…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
09 Jul 2014

South Sudan

Terror grips South Sudan as conflict intensifies

Caritas Australia is working through its international network to alleviate suffering in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, where thousands have been forced to abandon their homes following fighting during a so-called ceasefire. According to reports in…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
21 Mar 2014

Kenya

Collecting water before the sun rises

By Alice Wekesa from CAFOD (Caritas UK) Rakaso Letoole is 13 years old. She is a pupil at Lekiji Primary school in Kenya, and wants to be a nurse after her education. In the past, she would…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
11 Oct 2013

Kenya

Poverty, goats and resilience

What do goats have to do with poverty? To Susan Leshore and her fellow Samburans from rural Kenya, who were affected by the 2011 East African drought, goats can mean the difference between having enough food…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
21 Aug 2013

Sudan

A decade in Darfur: challenges and progress

By Laura Sheahen “When we first came here, we were getting water from the valley, seven kilometers away.” Muhammad is a long-time resident of a camp in Darfur for people who fled violence. He remembers what it was…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
01 May 2013

Sudan

A decade in Darfur: Mothers and children at risk

Nawal, 27, was a little confused when people showed up at her thatched hut one day, asking about her baby daughter. “They measured her arm to see how thick it was,” she remembers. One thing wasn’t confusing…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Caritas Australia
Posted:
23 Apr 2013

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