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Recent United Nations estimates reveal that climate-related disasters alone are happening at a rate of one per week; and, unlike cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and the drought in India, many have been happening without media attention.

As the need for humanitarian action grows bigger, the ability to fulfill this need comes under greater pressure.  Nearly 132 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance in 2019; and to do so will probably require US$25 billion, according to the...

‘Together with the oceans, (the Amazon) contributes decisively to the survival of the planet. Much of the oxygen we breathe comes from there. That’s why deforestation means killing humanity’

La Croix, August 2019 The upcoming Synod of Bishops meeting on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, said Pope Francis. The pope's comments came in an...