Posts Tagged ‘famine’

Global South region won’t support G7 for no return

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

If G7 nations expect Global South support for the Ukraine War, they must give something back in return says Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam. Lawson says the G7 needs to cancel Global South debts, end hunger and pay up for climate damage. Lawson spoke out after the G7 met in Hiroshima last Read more

Global food crisis; war’s spectral shadow looms large

Monday, May 30th, 2022
Global food crisis

Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, is warning of a looming disastrous global food crisis. The Italian version of the paper devoted most of its 24 May front page to the matter saying the crisis will be particularly catastrophic in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. The paper says the food shortage is a direct Read more

The war on hunger in South Sudan

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Risky air drops and truck deliveries across some of the most dangerous roads in the world: To tackle what is currently Africa’s worst hunger crisis, the U.N. World Food Program is using all means at its disposal. Every month, the agency moves more than 25,000 tons of food in its war on hunger. In mid-April Read more

Over 20 million people facing starvation – and we should care!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Migrants and Refugees

Think to a time when you were hungry. Remember how it felt, a bit uncomfortable, right? You may have even said, “I’m starving!” But you knew that in a short time the next meal would be there for you. Knowing that a good meal was awaiting you allowed your slight hunger to actually whet your Read more

Canada’s faith leaders seek help for famines

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Faith leaders in Canada, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for help to tackle the famines causing  death,  suffering and displacement in the world today. They have named four countries that need urgent help. Read more

Mass starvation faces South Sudan – Bishops have asked for the world’s help

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
mass starvation

In an effort to save over five million people, South Sudan’s Catholic bishops have asked for the world’s help Mass starvation faces South Sudan as the country suffers from the “scorched-earth” policies of the factions fighting a civil war in the region. South Sudanese civilians are being targeted by both sides in the country’s three-year Read more

Caritas launches appeal for Sahel (West Africa) food crisis

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched a Special Appeal and pledged NZ$50,000 towards averting severe hunger and deaths in the Sahel region of West Africa. ‘An estimated 13 million people are in grave danger,’ says Caritas Director Julianne Hickey. ‘This has been brought on by severe drought, poor harvests, and rising food prices – made Read more

Pope Benedict: food should not be subject to speculation

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In a message marking World Food Day 2011, Pope Benedict XVI has indicated the tools that today’s businesses and governments need to implement now to eradicate global hunger: “A change in lifestyle and a necessary moderation of behavior and consumption”. He stated that food should not be equated with other merchandise and therefore should not Read more

Catholic Church collects €60 million for the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Catholic Church is on the front line of the fight against the humanitarian emergency in the countries that make up the Horn of Africa. After Benedict XVI’s repeated appeals (he even donated €400.00 of his own money), via his humanitarian bodies, he managed to collect an impressive €60m for the famine and drought emergency.


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Caritas raises $50,000 for Africa

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Caritas Horn and East Africa appeal which aims to help millions in the worst drought for 60 years has so far raised close to $50,000 in just over a week. Caritas Director Mike Smith said a concerted effort is being made by Caritas members around the world to raise funds and direct aid to Read more