Posts Tagged ‘humanitarian crisis’

Seeing Jesus in migrants at the border Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Related Posts:World’s worst humanitarian crisis escalatingKiwi aid worker Read more

World’s worst humanitarian crisis escalating Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Middle East has greatest humanitarian crisis since WWII Comments 0

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Conflict in Iraq, Syria and Gaza has led to the greatest humanitarian crisis the world has seen since World War II, a senior cardinal says. Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga told a Rome conference on Monday that there are 13 million Syrians in desperate need. More than four million Iraqis and Syrians are Read more