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2/15/2012 11:06:00 AM
Church helps quake victims
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Catholic officials in the Philippines are stepping up relief efforts to provide assistance to victims of an earthquake that struck Negros Oriental province.
San Carlos Diocese on Negros Island is organizing relief groups to deliver food and water to thousands of people who remain isolated after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the eastern part of the island.
The quake destroyed or damaged bridges and buildings and triggered landslides. Rescuers says there is little hope of finding any of the 71 missing alive; 26 others are already dead.
South Saharan Africans imperiled
Pope Benedict is urging the international community to address the problems of poverty and malnutrition in Africa’s Sahel, the region of semiarid grassland and desert south of the Sahara Desert.
“The Sahel was seriously threatened again in recent months by a notable decrease in food resources and by famine caused by a lack of rain and the resulting increase in desertification,” the pope said.
Africa is often described as the continent of conflict and infinite problems, but he said the opposite is true. For the church, he said, Africa “is the continent of hope.”
Six million people in Niger are highly vulnerable to food insecurity, extreme poverty and malnutrition; 2.9 million in Mali; 700,000 in Mauritania; and more than 2 million in Burkina Faso. Thirteen of Chad’s 22 regions could be affected by food insecurity.
Catholic officials in the Philippines are stepping up relief efforts to provide assistance to victims of an earthquake that struck Negros Oriental province.


San Carlos Diocese on Negros Island is organizing relief groups to deliver food and water to thousands of people who remain isolated after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the eastern part of the island.


The quake destroyed or damaged bridges and buildings and triggered landslides. Rescuers says there is little hope of finding any of the 71 missing alive; 26 others are already dead.






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