- Oct 25, 2020
Scotland’s leading Catholic international aid agency is helping to provide emergency supplies such as blankets, cooking kits, hot meals and help with schooling for thousands of families affected by the Aug. 4 Beirut blast in Lebanon.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Program, the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
Governments and charity organizations throughout the world are rallying to send support to Lebanon in the wake of last week’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut.
As Lebanon’s Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, international and U.S. organizations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of a country already suffering from a severe economic downturn.
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.
Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s charitable organization, joined Pope Francis in his call for the debt forgiveness for the poorest countries, while condemning the fact that for many regions “there are two pandemics,” COVID-19 and hunger.