Posts Tagged ‘humanitarian crisis’

Humanitarian crisis as Sudan war bleeds seminarians, fractures Catholic Church

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Sudan has no seminarians, the Catholic Church has all but disappeared and there’s a huge humanitarian crisis. That’s the sum of the situation in Northern African nation right now. The third Sudanese civil war – which began exactly a year ago – can be held accountable for that. And more. Fleeing Church The Catholic Church Read more

Gaza humanitarian crisis – Government urged to take action

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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Three major Catholic aid agencies are urging Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s leaders to take immediate diplomatic action over the “catastrophic” humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip The agencies working in the area are warning that starvation and famine threaten hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians. Catastrophic conditions in Gaza In a joint statement, the Read more

Humanitarian crisis: Yemen, a blip on my radar screen

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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After six years of war, “Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe,” according to the International Rescue Committee. Confirming that terribly sad fact, Catholic Relief Services reports, “Conflict and a lack of aid has triggered a humanitarian disaster, leaving 80 percent of the population in need of assistance, including 2 million children suffering from acute Read more

Seeing Jesus in migrants at the border

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

The devastating picture of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, lying face down in the muddy waters of the Rio Grande jolted the nation. We could no longer look away. The tragedy of a father and daughter from El Salvador drowning while he tried to save her from being swept away by Read more

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis causing alarm

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is alarming aid agencies and Catholic officials who are calling on combatants to end the civil war that began in 2015 to make badly needed assistance available. Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis of this time, according to the United Nations. Read more

World’s worst humanitarian crisis escalating

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis being played out in Yemen is about to escalate. The United Nations estimates 8.4 million people are on the brink of famine. So far at least 10,000 Yemenis have been killed since the war broke out in Yemen in March 2015. Cafod, a Catholic Aid agency, says the Saudi-led coalition’s Read more

South Sudan suffering: too much, too long

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Conditions in South Sudan are appalling. United Nations (UN) officials have expressed concern about the fate of the South Sudanese people. The mandate for the UN peacekeeping mission in the country is set to expire. Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the UN Security Council the South Sudanese people “have simply suffered far too much for far too Read more

Syria – Morally indefensible not to help where I can

Friday, September 11th, 2015

My role, as a journalist, should be to act as a witness; to report on the situation as a bystander and then leave it as I found it,” says journalist Rachel Smalley. “But an incident in 2013 changed my perspective on the Syrian crisis, and I now find it morally indefensible not to help where Read more

PNG drought heading to become humanitarian crisis

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Dry weather has gripped much of Papua New Guinea in recent months, while frosts in the last fortnight in the country’s highland regions have destroyed vital food supplies. A state of emergency has already been declared in Enga and Southern highlands. The El Niño typically linked to dryness and frosts are often an early symptom Read more

The pain goes on in Nepal

Friday, June 5th, 2015

As media events, humanitarian crises come and go. The spotlight is no longer shining brightly on Nepal but the human suffering continues. Rain has already begun to fall and will intensify as the monsoon season begins, bringing landslides and disease to many already desperate communities. “We are shaken but not beaten; we shall rise as Read more