As the Pope recalled in his appeal on Sunday July 17, after the Angelus, the famine caused by drought in the Horn of Africa is creating a very severe humanitarian emergency. Nearly 10 million people are affected, and hundreds of thousands of refugees are at risk of dying for lack of basic necessities. Somalia and north Kenya are the areas hardest hit.
As already anticipated by our newspaper, the Pope wanted to send a sign of his closeness to the people in the Horn of Africa and through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, has given a sum of 50,000 euro to Bishop Giorgio Bertin, Apostolic Administrator in Mogadishu, which will be used directly to assist the afflicted populations.
St. Peter’s Square
Sept. 20, 2019
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