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  • Poor hygienic conditions and overcrowding promote diseases in refugee camps in north Darfur

    Water and sanitation services in the camps of northern Darfur are not able to cope with the needs of the newly displaced people fleeing the clashes in Jebel Marra. According to the figures of the United Nations, over 100 thousand people have arrived this week alone. Due to the consequences of overcrowding and water insecurity, an epidemic of conjunctivitis is spreading among children, in particular the refugees in the camp in Kabkabiya, who have no drugs and medical care.

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  • 4,000 children die for lack of clean water every day

    On the occasion of World Water Day, which is celebrated today, March 22, the NGO for development cooperation and humanitarian aid Plan International has denounced the death of more than 4,000 children every day due to lack of drinking water. Although it is a right not only a key service, about 663 million people have no access to water.

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  • Christians call for protection and security for Easter

    Christians in India are asking the government for the protection of churches and safety, in view of the Easter celebrations. As reported, in a statement sent to Fides, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), say that "protection is necessary during Holy Week", given that "violence against individual Christians and churches continues unabated in different parts of India".

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  • Sr Sally's eyewitness account of Yemen killings

    New Delhi: A three-page note based on the sharing by Missionaries of Charity Sister Sally, the only nun who survived the March 4 attack on a Catholic charity in Aden, Yemen, narrates the chilling events of that fateful day. Sr Sally spoke to Missionaries of Charity nun Sister Rio and her account was recorded by another nun, Sister Adriana.

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  • Hygiene and health accessible to even the most vulnerable people

    Speaking of access to adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices may seem obvious. In Kenya the majority of the population, about 70%, have no clean and functional toilets. A fact that has serious consequences because it is closely connected to the spread of diseases like cholera, typhoid and diarrhea which each year still cause 19,000 deaths.

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  • Mother Teresa canonization stirs world

    The news of Pope Francis approving sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata has stirred Catholics and others throughout the world. Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, says the world renowned nun’s canonization will give “a huge boost” to all those who are involved in care giving.

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  • More than 3,000 catechumens will be baptized during the Easter Vigil

    "You have not only found the light, you also have to transform into light that illuminates the world", said Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong, to the catechumens on the fourth Sunday of Lent, March 6. In view of Easter, the Lenten journey of the Year of Mercy of the diocese in Hong Kong intensifies. According to the information of the diocesan weekly Kung Kao Po sent to Agenzia Fides,

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  • Bishops: the Church must leave its "comfort zone" and reach the suburbs

    "As citizens of the country, we put our trust in democratic values and in the Indian Constitution. Trusting in the grace, love and mercy of God, we walk to accomplish the mission that God has entrusted us.

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  • Poverty is sexist: discriminating laws between men and women in 155 countries

    The NGO ONE has recently presented the report "Poverty is sexist" where it shows the discrimination that many women around the world suffer, and highlights the 20 worst Countries to be born a woman. The document indicates that, in 2016, 500 million women are still unable to read, 62 million children cannot attend school and 155 countries still have discriminating laws between men and women.

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  • Heartfelt appeal of a missionary: "The country is dying of thirst"

    Ethiopia is the second most populous Country in Africa and one of the world's poorest. Over 400,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition and in recent months drought has severely increased. It is expected that at the end of April, some areas will remain permanently without water. "I have been a missionary in Ethiopia for almost 10 years and this is the first time the Country is dying of thirst", says Father Christopher Hartley in a note sent to Agenzia Fides.

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