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22 Apr 2018 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
Through prevention strategies and crisis management, the Caritas network has assisted people across East Africa to survive the East Africa Food Crisis with a sense of hope for the future.
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26 Jun 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Your support is helping provide life-saving food and water to those impacted by the crisis.
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1 Jun 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Alice Juan and her family have been impacted by the food crisis in South Sudan.
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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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30 Oct 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Balama was a village once located on the shores of Lake Chad, in the east of the county. Since the 1960s, the lake has been greatly reduced. Nowadays, only during the rainy season does Balama lie on the shores of Lake Chad. These new natural environment factors have had a major impact on the livelihoods of the inhabitants of the region.
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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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31 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
"Today is a day of hope,” said Haman Abdou. “With the help of Caritas, I know I'll have enough to sow my field as soon as the rain begins to fall.” Update from Caritas Internationalis.
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11 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Niger has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. More than 140,000 children die each year from causes related to poverty and malnutrition.
Caritas is helping 400,000 people over the coming months in Niger after drought has led to shortages of food across the country. Caritas will provide free food to families with children, subsidised food to other families. Update from Caritas Internationalis.
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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