- Dec 14, 2019
Catholic and other faith-based aid groups are urging an end to fighting in Yemen, where three years of war have created a humanitarian crisis, including “the world’s largest food security emergency,” according to the United Nations.
A scandal involving a British anti-poverty charity in Haiti has impacted CAFOD, the Catholic international aid agency for England and Wales.
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.
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.