• For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    • Aug 20, 2017

    Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are all on the brink of famine, and the United Nations has called this the largest humanitarian crisis in the 70 years of its existence. The civil wars and terrorist groups like Boko Haram as well as the lack of infrastructure and isolation from the rest of the world have all exacerbated drought and food shortages to create a catastrophic situation for millions of people.

  • Yemen’s foreign minister says kidnapped Salesian is still alive

    Yemen’s foreign minister says kidnapped Salesian is still alive

    • Jul 13, 2017

    Father Thomas Uzhunnalil was kidnapped March 4, 2016, after suspected Islamic terrorists stormed a home for elderly people managed by the Missionaries of Charity nuns in the port city of Aden. The assailants shot dead 16 people, including four nuns, before kidnapping the priest, who served as chaplain of the house.

  • Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

    Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

    • Jun 1, 2017

    Since Father Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped while serving in Yemen, the Church has not done enough to secure his safe return according to a member of India’s Legislative Assembly who suggested that the kidnappers are only interested in money and not prayers.