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22 Mar 2018 description
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Water is a fundamental human right but water scarcity around the world is causing severe problems and human suffering that are likely to worsen in the future, warns Caritas Internationalis.

“All people have a right to safe drinking water…This is a problem that affects everyone and is a source of great suffering in our common home.” – Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

08 Jun 2017 description
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East Africa faces a massive humanitarian crisis. It threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Severe drought and violent conflict fuel food insecurity. Caritas is striving to respond to enormous challenges across the region.

Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan are suffering from severe drought. Areas such as central and southern Somalia have registered only a third of their usual seasonal rainfall. Conflict is forcing people from their homes and restricts humanitarian access. The insecurity prevents food production and drives prices higher.

22 Mar 2017 description
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  • Cáritas Perú distribuye en las últimas semanas 89 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a 2.000 familias afectadas a causa de «El Niño»

  • Las Cáritas de Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Somalia y Kenia afrontan la crisis de alimentos creada en el Cuerno de África por efecto de «La Niña»

19 Sep 2016 description
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Every day is a struggle to survive for Rahel, 34, and her family in Sebeya, a village in one of the worst drought-affected areas on the Ethiopian border with Eritrea. Her husband is a soldier and often away. She works as a farm labourer when she can find work to feed herself and her young daughters, Danait and Melat.

“This last year has been the worst ever. I have little or no money coming into the house,” said Rahel. “There has been no rain, no harvest. The ground has remained a desert, offering us nothing.”

01 Apr 2016 description
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Cáritas. 1 de abril de 2016.- Cáritas Española está respondiendo a los llamamientos de ayuda de emergencia lanzados por las Cáritas de Etiopía, Sudán del Sur y Níger para garantizar asistencia humanitaria de urgencia a los cientos de miles de damnificados por la crisis de alimentos que asola el Cuerno de Africa y por la violencia terrorista en el Sahel.

24 Nov 2015 description
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Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.

The number of people needing emergency food assistance is 8.2 million following a period of drought and erratic rains which have affected harvests. Caritas will launch a €2.9 million (ETB 66,643,952.00) emergency programme will help almost 500,000 people either directly or indirectly for the whole of 2016.

26 Dec 2013 description
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Makeda Yohannes, Communications Officer for the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia), reports on how Caritas is providing aid after tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers are expelled from Saudi Arabia

Thousands of irregular Ethiopian migrant workers have been arrested and deported from Saudi Arabia. More than 127,000 returnees have arrived in Addis Ababa.

23 Aug 2012 description
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Caritas is launching a new appeal to continue its lifesaving work in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia. Its programmes will help farmers and herders produce more food, and will also improve water systems and infrastructure in remote areas.

“The drought was at its worst in 2011, and its effects are still being felt in some parts of the country,” says Shiferaw Mamo, Social Development Programme Coordinator of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia). “We can’t let up our efforts now.”

10 Aug 2012 description
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Interview with Shiferaw Mamo, Social Development Programme Coordinator of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia).

The drought and food crisis in summer 2011 affected millions in the Horn of Africa. How did Caritas Ethiopia help them?

The situation in 2011 was very critical. Thanks to the Caritas member organisations who supported us, our programmes have saved lives. Supplementary food has been distributed for some malnourished children in some pocket areas through Catholic health institutions and this contributed to save lives of this children.

26 Jul 2012 description
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776.967 euros se han destinado a la rehabilitación y 1.640.662 a emergencia

Cáritas. 26 de julio de 2012.- En julio de 2011 se declaró una grave crisis alimentaria en el Cuerno de África que afectó a Somalia, Eritrea, Yibuti, Etiopía y Kenia. A la llamada de emergencia que lanzaron las Cáritas de los países afectados a través de la red internacional de Cáritas, Cáritas Española respondió con 2.417.629 euros, de los cuales 776.967 se han destinado a la rehabilitación y 1.640.662 a emergencia.

SOMALIA

05 Oct 2011 description
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"Drought triggered the current crisis, but it’s as much a manmade as natural disaster." said Caritas Internationalis Humanitarian Director Alistair Dutton

Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday 5 October highlighted the plight of 13 million people at risk in East Africa’s ongoing food crisis. Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and other parts of the region face a severe food crisis caused by drought, conflict and social injustice. Somalia is the first famine of the 21st century, with hundreds of thousands of people in danger and one in three children suffering from malnutrition.

15 Sep 2011 description
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Paris, le 15 septembre 2011

Mi juillet, le Secours Catholique-Caritas France a lancé un appel aux dons et débloqué une première aide d’urgence de 300 000 euros. Une mission s’est rendue sur place pour évaluer les besoins et rencontrer le réseau Caritas présent, afin d’organiser la réponse humanitaire adéquate.

28 Aug 2011 description
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Caritas committed for the long haul in Horn o f Africa

‘It’s pretty grim: bone dry, massive depletion in livestock numbers, notable increases in malnutrition, and as a result disease outbreak (measles, acute watery diarrhoea) among children.’ With these words, Conor O’Loughlin of Trócaire (Caritas Ireland) updates the situation in Ethiopia, as the worst drought in 60 years tightens its grip in the Horn of Africa.

26 Aug 2011 description
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Cáritas. 26 de agosto de 2011.- En el marco global de la respuesta fraterna que Cáritas Española, con el apoyo generoso de miles de donantes españoles, está aportando a las distintas Cáritas del Cuerno de Africa para paliar los devastadores efectos de la hambruna en la región, va a liberarse en los próximos días una partida de 300.000 euros con destino al plan de emergencia que acaba de lanzar Cáritas Etiopía. Se trata de una operación urgente para garantizar ayuda alimentaria durante los próximos 8 meses a 65.000 damnificados en las diócesis de Adigrat, Hossana, Soddo, Meki y Harar.

03 Aug 2011 description
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His thinning white hair dyed orange in the traditional local style, Aden Esse Kan stands amid the swirling dust clouds of eastern Ethiopia, eager to talk about the drought that now plagues this region.

An elder in the village of Togo Wuchale, a dusty half hour drive from the town of Jijiga, Kan summarises the problems facing his community, “The drought affects us in two ways – our people and our livestock,” Kan said. “There is no rain at all so we don’t have anything to eat.”

29 Jul 2011 description
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  1. INTRODUCCIÓN Y SITUACIÓN ACTUAL

Los países situados en el Cuerno de África –Etiopía, Kenia, Somalia y Yibuti– sufren una sequía que ha agravado la crisis que ya venían padeciendo y que en algunas zonas es la más grave de los últimos 60 años. A los países mencionados se suman algunas zonas de Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea y el recientemente independizado Sur Sudán.

ALGUNOS DATOS

22 Jul 2011 description
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  1. INTRODUCCIÓN Y SITUACIÓN ACTUAL

Los países situados en el Cuerno de África –Etiopía, Kenia, Somalia, Uganda y Yibuti– sufren una sequía que ha agravado la crisis que ya venían padeciendo y que en algunas zonas es la más grave de los últimos 60 años. A los países mencionados se suman algunas zonas de Tanzania, Uganda y el recientemente independizado Sur Sudán.

ALGUNOS DATOS

21 Jul 2011 description
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s appeal for the Horn and East Africa has so far raised close to $50,000 in just over a week.

Caritas Director Mike Smith said a concerted effort is being made by Caritas members around the world to raise funds and direct aid to the places of greatest need.

Over 10 million people, half of whom are children, face starvation in the worst drought in 60 years. The situation is exacerbated by conflict, rising food prices and plummeting livestock values.

09 Feb 2006 description
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Vatican City, 9 February 2006 - Caritas Internationalis has sent out an appeal for about $45,000 US dollars to bring food aid to the people of Djibouti, which like its bigger neighbours in the Horn of Africa region is falling victim to hunger after years of drought.