- Oct 28, 2020
Flooding in East Africa has added another challenge to five nations already fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Catholic nun is working with young Kenyans to put Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’ into action.
Church officials and experts in Africa say domestic violence is rising during government-enforced measures to fight COVID-19. Now, African Catholic leaders want the crimes tackled.
Flooding has killed at least 260 people across East Africa, with Kenya the hardest hit country, and Catholic aid experts fear the impact of the disasters caused by heavy rains could both complicate the fight against the coronavirus and also reignite water-borne diseases such as malaria.
In a global race to find a cure for COVID-19, Kenya has joined World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial. But some Catholic bishops in the East African nation are urging caution, calling on scientists to strictly follow safety procedures and standards to ensure the ordinary people do not become “guinea pigs.”
A new report by the World Food Program says the spreading coronavirus could cause famine of ‘Biblical proportions’ in East Africa.