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  • Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    • Aug 17, 2017

    Sierra Leone has pleaded for international assistance as it reels from yet another disaster just a couple of years after the Ebola outbreak that left thousands in the region dead. With rain forecast for at least the coming week, the threat of further mudslides around Freetown remained. Many poor areas are near sea level and have poor drainage systems, which makes flooding worse during the rainy season.

  • Around the world, Catholics and politics still mix

    Around the world, Catholics and politics still mix

    • Mar 16, 2017

    The Roman Catholic Church is one of the only entities providing real and meaningful relief and protection in some of the world’s most desperate spots. It is trying to fulfill Pope Francis’s wishes for it to act as a ‘field hospital’ for the masses rather than focusing only on putting people in the pews.

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