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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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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
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