Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian aid’

Tauranga baker’s mission to help feed hungry in Ukraine

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Tauranga baker Harriet Campbell is on a mission to help in Ukraine. She wants to feed the hungry in the Ukrainian war zone. Not somewhere in the left-right-out corner either. On the front line. Just as she was in this picture (front) when she was packing medical supplies. This isn’t a sudden whim. She and Read more

Endless Calvary for Gaza’s Christian community

Monday, March 25th, 2024
Gaza's Christian community

The situation for Gaza’s Christian community is “worsening hour by hour”. It’s extremely serious says the Palestinian city’s only Catholic priest, Father Gabriel Romanelli (pictured). Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reports agree. “Our people are constantly suffering. Every time both sides talk about a truce, the intensity of military operations increases” reports an Read more

Nun gives taxi drivers no option to ferry supplies in Ukraine

Monday, May 15th, 2023
taxi drivers

Two Ukranian taxi drivers have found themselves delivering supplies to the neediest in Ukraine. Ivan Smyglia and Denys Kurpikov say Sister Lucia Murashko presented them with “no other option”. Murashko (pictured with the taxi drivers) is a member of the Sisters of the Order of St Basil the Great of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She’s Read more

Cardinal in Ukraine dodges Russian bullets

Monday, September 19th, 2022
Dodges Russian Bullets

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski and those working with him emerged unscathed after they came under fire on Saturday, near the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. Krajewski, was sent by Pope Francis to Ukraine to show the pope’s “closeness” to the Ukrainian people. “It would be good if you could go again to Ukraine, to the war zones, Read more

Camilla sheds tears over Ukranian refugees’ trauma

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Moved to tears by Ukranian refugees’ harrowing stories,  the Duchess of Cornwall spent time in prayer at West London’s Ukrainian Catholic cathedral last Wednesday. Camilla and her husband Prince Charles heard how the Russian invasion had ripped apart the Ukranian refugees’ families and lives at home. A spokesman said yesterday: “No one could fail to Read more

Caritas responding to need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Monday, March 7th, 2022

With queues at the border to Poland up to 15km long the Catholic Church is stepping up to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Among those providing support is the Catholic charity Caritas Australia, who is working directly with Caritas Ukraine and its local partner Caritas Spes. Funds to support the charity’s work in Ukraine have Read more

Bishop warns of grave consequences

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar warned Saturday of “very grave consequences” for the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after the destruction of humanitarian aid that entered the country. Read more

New mobile health Clinic launched in Rarotonga

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
health clinic

A former New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands says a new mobile health clinic for Rarotonga has been designed for use in disasters. Kaveinga Ora will begin replacing the island’s 27 medical centres this week as it starts service for the island’s 13,000 people. The project is the result of two years’ work Read more

St Vincent de Paul extends a helping hand to Pacific after Gita

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has stepped up with financial assistance to help Tonga and Samoa recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. The Society has forwarded $10,000 to Tonga and $3,000 to Samoa from its disaster relief fund. Tonga’s needs are around health, hygiene and basic food needs; in Samoa the Read more