Posts Tagged ‘Horn of Africa’

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: Horn of Africa

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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Caritas Aotearoa NZ – African drought relief

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the aid agencies to receive some of the $1 million that the Government has made available for African drought relief. The Foreign Minsister, Murray McCully, has been criticised by aid agencies and opposition parties  with claims of “unacceptable delays” in providing the money.  McCully issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying that money has been allocated to Read more

Somalia needs NZ$3 billion

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The British public has raised NZ$80 million for Somalia in just over three weeks, but three more regions have been hit by the famine, so much more is needed. Brendan Gormley, chief execution of the British Disasters Emergency Committee said: “To raise NZ$80 million in just over three weeks is a wonderful demonstration of public Read more

Pope views Somalia situation with deep concern: urges humanitarian aid

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Pope Benedict has been following news of drought-stricken Horn of Africa, especially Somalia with “deep concern”. Benedict is urging the international community to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken area. “Innumerable people are fleeing from that tremendous famine in search of food and assistance. I hope the international community will increase its efforts to Read more