CHARIS response to Sri Lanka floods, Marawi crisis

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged a total of US$100,000 (S$140,000) in grant aid for two separate relief efforts.The aid is for Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the floods in the country, and the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines for victims of the ongoing clashes between Philippine government [...]

CHARIS doing its part to help Myanmar, further aid needed

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $100,000 in grant aid and disaster relief supplies for those affected by monsoon floods in Myanmar.Working through its partners, Caritas Myanmar and other Catholic relief agencies on the ground, CHARIS is disbursing $30,000 in [...]

The Pope Prays For The Island Of Sardinia , Stricken By Floods

Vatican City, 20 November 2013 (VIS) – Archbishop Pietro Parolin, secretary of State, has sent a telegram on behalf of Pope Francis to Archbishop Arrigo Miglio of Cagliari, president of the Sardinian Episcopal Conference, following the floods that struck the island of Sardinia, Italy, claiming lives and causing numerous injuries and extensive material damage. “It [...]

Thai Church assists victims of floods

File photo of Thai villagers wading through flood waters. Church institutions are working to help those affected by flooding in the south.BANGKOK – Catholic Church institutions in southern Thailand are helping people affected by flash floods that have hit the region.“Many churches and schools were affected. We have supported the affected people with food and [...]

Thais seek Church help as they fight floods

AYUTTHAYA – Urai Yimlamai, a 68-year-old labourer, has lost two weeks’ worth of income due to massive flooding in central Thailand.However, she is thankful for the help she has received from the Church and other Catholic organisations.Sitthisak Sukchai, a 56-yearold school bus driver, said the Church’s help in providing basic necessities has been valuable. “Despite [...]

Church aid workers try to reach Pakistanis homeless, hungry, from floods

BANGALORE, INDIA – Church aid workers in Pakistan were trying to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced and rendered homeless by the rain and floods that had claimed more than 1,200 lives in Pakistan’s mountainous northwestern region.“The biggest challenge before us is how to (get) relief to the needy. Bridges have collapsed and roads [...]