Other recent blog entries
19 Jun 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
In Al Hadj Derib, a small village in Chad in the Sahel region of Africa, a famine has arrived. The inventories have depleted, so Caritas Switzerland is distributing sorghum, the staple food in the region. This way, the locals have at least one meal a day until the next harvest.
Tags: caritas, famine, Poverty, Aid relief, Sahel | No comments
9 May 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
Nine nations and more than 15 million men, women and children are on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as severe droughts, poor harvests, conflict and rising food prices cripple West Africa.
Due to the magnitude of the crisis, Caritas Australia has opened a West Africa Crisis Appeal. But why is this happening in the first place? Caritas Internationalis has provided this Q&A..
Tags: Aid relief, food shortage, Niger, Senegal, Sahel | No comments
2 Feb 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck a few miles outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Tags: natural disaster, Aid relief, earthquake, Latin America, Haiti | No comments
11 Aug 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
Built by the Caritas network as part of the Katangi Food Security Project in 2008, the Kwa Kivanga dam has been a huge success. Here in the village of Kalele in southern Kenya, where locals often walk for hours each day to collect water from distant sources, the hand-dug dam helped trap 21,000 cubic meters of rainwater within an easy walk of nearby villages.
Tags: famine, help, Aid relief, humanitarian aid, Kenya | No comments
10 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
An elder in the village of Togo Wuchale, a dusty half hour drive from the town of Jijiga, Kan summarises the problems facing his community, “The drought affects us in two ways – our people and our livestock,” Kan said. “There is no rain at all so we don’t have anything to eat.”
Tags: famine, help, Aid relief, international aid, humanitarian aid | No comments
14 Jul 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Joanne Thomas, Program Coordinator for Caritas Australia's Humanitarian Emergency Group, shares why it is so important for us to respond to the current drought crisis affecting millions in East Africa.
Tags: Aid relief, Caritas Australia, humanitarian aid, food crisis, Horn of Afri | No comments
5 Jun 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
For the past week, Joanne Thomas, Caritas Australia's Program Coordinator for the Humanitarian Emergency Group, has been in Niger visiting some of the people and aid programs Caritas has been supporting through our Africa emergency appeal. Meeting with a diverse range of program participants and sharing personal stories of success, Jo has seen first-hand the positive changes being made in the world's poorest country. Here, she shares her latest photos and experiences from her field visits:
Tags: Niger, sustainable development, Aid relief, Caritas Australia, humanitaria | No comments
1 Jun 2011 | Blog | Food
Joanne Thomas, Caritas Australia's Program Coordinator for the Humanitarian Emergency Group, shares some insight into her aid work and experience in Niger - the world's poorest country.
Tags: Niger, natural disaster, Africa appeal, Aid relief, Caritas Australia | No comments
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