- Apr 16, 2021
Pope Francis sent words of encouragement to Australians in the state of New South Wales, where some areas received two-thirds of their yearly rainfall in less than a week.
East Africa has been suffering a series of intense floods that have affected an estimated 6 million people.
Two dioceses in central Vietnam hit by some of the worst floods in the country’s history are struggling to provide emergency aid for hundreds of thousands of victims, church officials said.
As rising flood waters claim lives and displace thousands in Sudan, church and church-related humanitarian agencies are responding to the disaster caused by unusually heavy rains around sources of the Nile River.
Midland and the surrounding areas of Sanford and Edenville in Michigan were already suffering from the effects of COVID-19 when another catastrophe struck May 19.
Incessant rain and floods have forced hundreds of thousands of people to move to safer places in eastern India’s Assam state, adding to the misery brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and a mid-May cyclone.
Flooding in East Africa has added another challenge to five nations already fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops prayed for the more than 100 people who have died in flooding, landslides and mudslides since October.