This week Brazil has closed and reopened its border with Venezuela, as the crisis continues to worsen, driving tens of thousands of Venezuelans to seek safety in neighbouring countries.
Esther Gillingham, CAFOD's Brazil Programme Officer said: "Since 2017, the impacts of the political and economic crisis in Venezuela have intensified resulting in increased violence, poverty and a persecution of social protest affecting hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.
On 1 August 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after confirming four new cases in the Mangina area, in the territory of Beni, North Kivu.
UK aid agency CAFOD is already working alongside local partners in the area and has contacted specialists in Caritas Congo who responded to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province.
Bernard Balibuno, CAFOD's country representative in DRC, who is already on the ground, said:
At the time this report was written, 697 commitments had been made towards the Agenda for Humanity transformation 4A “Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems.”
23 July 2018
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UK aid agency, CAFOD, calls on all those involved in Zimbabwe’s elections on the 30th of July, to demonstrate responsible leadership and do everything in their power to make the elections credible and successful.
“This is the most important election in the lifetime of many Zimbabweans, and they need to be free, fair, credible and peaceful”, said Dadirai Chikwengo, CAFOD’s Governance Advisor.
In the coming days a 'permanent' ceasefire will take effect in war-torn South Sudan, raising hopes that the country's five year brutal conflict will come to an end.
In response to the news of this latest ceasefire, Cathy Hynds, UK aid agency, CAFOD's South Sudan Country Representative said:
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