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Teens hide in cellars: Aid official tells of conditions in eastern Ukraine

Teens hide in cellars: Aid official tells of conditions in eastern Ukraine

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

A senior Catholic aid worker said humanitarian conditions are deteriorating in eastern Ukraine and urged Western governments and churches not to forget the continuing six-year conflict.

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Caritas warns of rise in human trafficking amid pandemic

Caritas warns of rise in human trafficking amid pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, they must also work harder to protect victims of human trafficking, said the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities.

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Caritas worker warns of disaster in Burkina Faso

Caritas worker warns of disaster in Burkina Faso

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic aid worker has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in Burkina Faso, with over 2 million facing starvation in the face of Islamist attacks and poor harvests.

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Corruption in Somalia complicates aid during pandemic

Corruption in Somalia complicates aid during pandemic

| Francis Njuguna | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Corruption in Somalia complicates the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in the Horn of Africa country, a representative of Caritas said.

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Vatican calls for electoral reform, negotiations to resume in Nicaragua

Vatican calls for electoral reform, negotiations to resume in Nicaragua

| September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

With increasing concerns worldwide about human rights violations in Nicaragua, a Vatican representative has called for an immediate return to negotiations and a rollout of reforms necessary to hold “free and transparent elections” there.

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Myanmar fighting forces people to take shelter at churches, monasteries

Myanmar fighting forces people to take shelter at churches, monasteries

| August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

About 1,000 people fled their homes and took refuge at religious sites as renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s Shan state.

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Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

| Judith Sudilovsky | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region.

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Rescue workers continue search for missing Filipinos after typhoon

Rescue workers continue search for missing Filipinos after typhoon

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rescue workers continued the search for missing Filipinos trapped in an abandoned mine Sept. 17, two days after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the northern Philippines.

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Bishops’ conferences join efforts to help Venezuelan refugees

Bishops’ conferences join efforts to help Venezuelan refugees

With the help of the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Vatican Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, eight bishops’ conferences in Latin America have joined efforts to assist Venezuelans in transit through or settling in their home countries.

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Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

| David Agren | September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.

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Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

| David Agren | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donations from Caritas chapters across Mexico started streaming into affected areas after an earthquake rocked central Mexico Sept. 19, claiming more than 300 lives, leveling homes and churches and leaving thousands homeless.

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

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