Other recent blog entries
31 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
At this time in 2011, the Horn of Africa was enduring its worst drought in 60 years. Read two inspiring stories of how Caritas has helped communities in drought-prone areas of Kenya.
Tags: East Africa appeal, East Africa Crisis Appeal, Horn of Africa, East Africa | No comments
4 Oct 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Earlier today, Wednesday 5 October, Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd made the announcement that AusAID, the Australian Government’s overseas aid program, has allocated funds for the East Africa Food Crisis under the Dollar-for-Dollar initiative.
Tags: famine, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, East Africa | No comments
20 Sep 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
After months of extreme drought and hunger, Kenya’s northwest Turkana district now faces raging floods. Relief efforts are under extra strain.
Tags: Caritas Australia, Kenya, flooding, Horn of Africa, East Africa | No comments
5 Sep 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
In his seventies, Mussie Sala moves with ease among the lush green fruit trees and broad-leafed cornstalks of his farm. It is a plot, really—just six-tenths of an acre—but a plot that is flourishing amid the rapidly browning landscape of Ethiopia. It's a godsend garden for a farmer who has seen enough lean years in his seven decades to know how special this oasis of green really is.
Tags: famine, international aid, humanitarian aid, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia | No comments
16 Aug 2011 | Blog | Food | Emergency Relief
The faces of those from longtime Caritas partner Hararghe Catholic Secretariat are familiar to many in eastern Ethiopia. HCS reaches more than two million people with projects ranging from water and sanitation efforts to safety net programs built around food distributions to people in need. A failed, short rainy season earlier this year meant farmers like Sedo and millions of others in Ethiopia lost their first food harvest.
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13 Aug 2011 | Blog | Africa | Emergency Relief
Alistair Dutton, Caritas Internationalis' humanitarian director, explains why the Caritas network is focusing on harvesting and storing water in aid relief efforts for the East Africa drought crisis.
Tags: Ethiopia, humanitarian aid, Kenya, Relief, Horn of Africa | No comments
15 Jul 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia's CEO, Jack de Groot, reflects on the difficult question of "Why does this keep happening?" in response to the current drought crisis affecting millions in the Horn of Africa.
Tags: humanitarian aid, food crisis, Horn of Africa, East Africa, worst drought | No comments
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