Caritas appeal for Senegal
April 15, 2014
Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal on behalf of Senegal.
“Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger,” Caritas said in a statement. “Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.”
The West African nation of 13.3 million is 94% Muslim and 5% Catholic.