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28 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Currently 6.4 million people in Niger are classified as stressed or in crisis food security mode due to poor harvests, drought, rising food prices and ongoing conflict in neighbouring Mali, which has seen many refugees fleeing to Niger. Caritas Australia funds currently support people in the Tilabery and Oullam regions which are particularly vulnerable to recurrent drought. Bill Rastetter, from Catholic Relief Services (Caritas USA), recently visited one of the villages in Niger.
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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
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
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe