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7 May 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
The famine in South Sudan is impacting families in Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Here are some of their stories.
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5 May 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Currently one million people are in imminent danger of famine in South Sudan. This is 15-year-old Susanna's story.
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1 May 2017 | Blog | Emergencies | Emergency Relief
In countries across East Africa, mothers are finding it difficult to provide basic needs to their children as the food crisis continues.
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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.
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6 Jun 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Ali Zang lives in the Western African country, Chad, and is the regional director of Caritas partner organisation Acord. He tells of the struggles affecting the local farmers including drought, locust plagues and bird migrations. Update from Caritas Switzerland.
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25 Oct 2011 | Blog | Africa | Emergency Relief
The food crisis in East Africa hit the headlines in recent months. Resources were mobilised around the world to support communities in need as drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia put millions of people in peril. Val Morgan of SCIAF (Caritas Scotland) reports from southern Ethiopia that although the news attention may have moved on, the suffering remains.
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13 Oct 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Ken Hackett, President of CRS (Caritas USA), spoke about the current drought crisis affecting millions across the Horn of Africa at a press conference held in Rome on 7 October, 2011.
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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.
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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.
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22 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
As the food crisis across East Africa intensifies, the Caritas network has made a five-year commitment to help thousands of Somali refugees in the soon-to-be opened Kambioos extension to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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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