- Dec 1, 2020
Days after the first confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus death of a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, officials fear the disease could decimate the refugee camps in the country.
Catholic volunteers provided food and shelter to hundreds of people in coastal eastern India after Cyclone Amphan devastated the region May 20, killing 80 people and destroying thousands of homes.
Sheltering people from one of the strongest storms in more than a decade required convincing affected Indians and Bangladeshi that evacuation centers would have masks and other coronavirus protections in place, a Catholic Relief Services representative said.
Catholic clergy in Bangladesh will mark the World Day of Prayer for Humanity with an online retreat on May 14, answering Pope Francis’s call for all religious leaders to pray during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Caritas Bangladesh says a government decision to expand access to education for Rohingya children is “good news and a positive decision.”
An order by the United Nations top court for Myanmar to prevent genocide against its minority Rohingya population “sends a clear message,” according to England’s chief Catholic humanitarian agency.