Posts Tagged ‘floods’

PNG facing food crisis after drought, frosts, floods

Friday, March 4th, 2016

In Papua New Guinea a long drought is over, but some two million people are affected by a lack of food and clean water. Typhoid and skin diseases are rife, malnutrition is on the rise, while, in remote areas, schools and medical centres have been shut down because there is no clean water. Drought and Read more

Technical Institute students helping needy families after flood

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

  The Salesians through Salesian Missions, Australia, have funded the manufacture of drum ovens, tables and chairs for the victims of the recent floods in Solomon Islands. The machine fitting students at Don Bosco Technical Institute are making drum ovens for the most needy families in the Foxwood and Nalibiu area. The carpentry students will Read more

Noah: 5 other flood stories

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Noah did its job. It brought an ancient biblical story about a cataclysmic flood to life for audiences today. Was it biblical? Was it the least biblical Bible movie ever made? These questions flare up in what is frankly a flat and over-rehearsed debate about the Bible in [Western] life. Honestly, does it matter whether Read more

Lourdes shrines reopen after floods

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Shrines in the French mountain town of Lourdes began to reopen on Monday after flash floods that caused hundreds of thousands of euros in damage. Hundreds of pilgrims who had come to visit the famous grotto where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared to a peasant girl in 1858 had to be evacuated after heavy flooding Read more

Weather does not deter young Fiji Catholics on week long walk

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The bad weather in Fiji has not deterred close to 100 Catholic youths are braving strong winds and heavy rain in show of their faith. Former radio personality Tukini Cama who was the spokesman for participants of the week long walk said on Sunday,the rain would not deter them. “This is part of Holy Week,” Read more

Fiji floods bring different cultures together in one school

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Because of the damaged caused by the Fiji floods, 165 students from Votua Catholic School have been relocated to Khalsa Primary and Khania Primary schools as part of contingency measures by the Education Ministry to minimise disruptions to classes. Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama said the unity shown by students in the face of devastation caused Read more

Church aids flood victims

Friday, October 28th, 2011

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