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File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Aid agency highlights malnourished children in Lake Chad Region

06/09/2017 07:37

An aid agency is warning that the number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across Africa’s Lake Chad Basin has soared since last year and could spiral further, as Boko Haram terrorists ramp up attacks in the region.

Local people line up to receive food voucher at distribution point in South Sudan.  Photo by CAFOD.

Local people line up to receive food voucher at distribution point in South Sudan. Photo by CAFOD.

Catholic humanitarian worker on rewards of his job

17/08/2017 14:32

Michael O’Riordan, Emergency Program Manager for CAFOD and Trocaire in South Sudan, gives an update on the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.  

Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

UN raises alarm over cholera outbreak in Yemen

27/07/2017 10:22

Yemen is in the midst of the world’s worst cholera outbreak. In the last three months alone, 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths have been recorded.

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

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

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

A farmer with ears of wheat

A farmer with ears of wheat that have suffered from too much moisture

Australia calls for pragmatic approach to poverty and hunger

05/07/2017 15:50

Australia's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was among the world leaders attending the FAO conference in Rome this week, offering some pragmatic solutions to the problem of an increase in the number of hungry people in the world

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan’

22/02/2017 11:02

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”