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Thousands of people walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Thousands of people walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Canada faith leaders appeal for South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, Somalia

08/06/2017 13:24

Faith leaders in Canada are calling for a concrete response to famines in South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. The appeal was issued by Catholic Bishops together with other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders.  

A Yemeni man stand at site of airstrike

A Yemeni man stand at site of airstrike

Neglected war in Yemen causing devastating humanitarian crisis

04/05/2017 13:09

Pope Francis says he is praying for the safe return of a kidnapped priest in Yemen, yet again highlighting his concern for the country which is plummeting into what the UN is calling the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

Colombia Church provides concrete aid to flood-stricken Mocoa

19/04/2017 15:36

Ten tones of humanitarian aid have, in the past few days, been handed over to the flood-stricken population of Mocoa, in Colombia’s southern Putumayo region thanks to a special collection set up by the Colombian Catholic Church and the local Caritas office.

 

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre for Caritas Internationalis

South Sudan bishop appeals for urgent humanitarian action

24/03/2017 15:22

Thousands of vulnerable South Sudanese are at imminent risk of death from hunger and lack of medicines. Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe has launched an appealed to all people of goodwill to not close their eyes and their hearts to the suffering of the people of South Sudan.

Syrian Children report

Syrian Children, the subjects of the latest UNICEF report.

Rock bottom for Syrian children

14/03/2017 12:54

On 13th March, UNICEF released a new assessment of what it calls "grave violations against children in Syria."

 

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

International community urged to do more to help South Sudan

23/02/2017 12:45

The relief agency Christian Aid has appealed to the international community to do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, which has led to famine in parts of the country.

Woman holds baby with severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Woman holds baby with severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Children starving in South Sudan camps

22/02/2017 15:11

A religious sister has described how children are dying from lack of food in war-torn South Sudan.

A child in Yemen searching for food or other necessities in a rubbish dump

A child in Yemen searching for food or other necessities in a rubbish dump

Yemen war causing world's worst food crisis amid widespread indifference

17/02/2017 13:06

The conflict in Yemen, singled out by Pope Francis during his speech to Vatican diplomats at the beginning of the year, is causing what is reportedly the world's worst food crisis with more than 17 million in need of assistance and hundreds of thousands facing the risk of death by starvation.